Last Steam Trains out of Lincoln Central?

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Hardy
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Re: Last Steam Trains out of Lincoln Central?

Post by Hardy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:59 pm

Many thanks, I'll check up on the dates.

Hardy
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Re: Last Steam Trains out of Lincoln Central?

Post by Hardy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:59 pm

Another reason for thinking 1966 is that there are some images here http://www.davesrailpics.bravehost.com/ ... tm#lincoln in the two albums 'Lincoln steam 1958-1964' taken in late 1966 ?

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Re: Last Steam Trains out of Lincoln Central?

Post by Igamba » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:45 pm

Hello, it's 4 years since you posted! I know just a little about this as from 1964 - 6 I rode many lines which were due to become Beeching's victims, only getting into steam just before the end. I made 4 visits to Lincoln while riding the Grantham, March to Doncaster, The New Line, Mablethorpe and E Lincs though these were all diesel well before this time. I saw a Black 5 at Lincoln every time, either on a freight or light engine, twice each. I assume it came from Colwick, the last sighting being October 1966. Also I happen to have some dvds one of which shows several B1 hauled passenger trains coming in and out of Donnie in 1965 from the east, months not confirmed. From what little I know I would be surprised if there were steam passenger from Lincoln after about mid 1965, if as late as that.
On the October 66 trip I noted 2 B1s at March, one departmental for train heating, the other I have a BR number for. I'm pretty sure neither was in steam, it doesn't say they were.
Also understand Black 5s were in regular Saturday use to Skeg in summer 1965, the last year there.
Probably not much interest, just felt would like to try and contribute something!

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