The photography of L Perrin

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Darwin4975
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Re: The photography of L Perrin

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Now for another fine B17 photograph. They must have been frequent visitors to Boston in the mid 1950s as Mr Perrin's collection included a fair number of them. This is No 61641 'Gayton Hall' in the Spring of 1957 at the head of a local train travelling south. It had been a March resident since 1952 and remained in service until January 1960.

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Here is a personal favourite of mine from the Perrin archive. It was taken at Barkston South where the line to Lincoln branches off from the ECML. No 60013 'Dominion of New Zealand' is seen carefully approaching the junction from the south, entering the diversionary route on 27th May 1956. The train is obviously travelling very slowly which has enabled Les Perrin to fill the viewfinder. The unique whistle attached to this engine can clearly be seen as being quite different from the Crosby design fitted to most of the other A4s. When No 60013 was withdrawn the whistle was sent to the Festiniog Railway for use on one of their engines, but before it could be fitted, it was stolen from their workshops and has never been seen since. The same fate befell No 60010's also unique whistle.

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Edinburgh seemed to be a regular haunt in the late 1950s as Perrin pictures taken there are known to exist for July 1958 and July 1959. Here is a northbound ordinary passenger train departing Haymarket station on 11th July 1959 behind Peppercorn A2 No 60534 'Irish Elegance'. It will have left Waverley at about 2.35pm -can any well-informed member of the Forum identify this train? The attractive platform clock has long since disappeared, I can vouch for that.

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Darwin4975
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Re: The photography of L Perrin

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Stoke Bank was another regular location for visits by Les Perrin. Both ends of Stoke Tunnel were visited and here is a view of a northbound express coasting downhill towards Grantham on 29th June 1961 with A4 No 60025 'Falcon' in charge. The tunnel mouth stonework looks to be in a rather decrepit condition.

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Recently fitted with a double chimney No 60073 'St Gatien' has just arrived at Grantham with an up express on 6th December 1958. The nearside lamp has already been removed to the back of the tender and the A3 will be replaced by a fresh engine for the onward trip to Kings Cross. It was rare to see Tyneside A3s in the metropolis on passenger trains.

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Another from the bag of 20th August 1960 when Les Perrin apparently spent much of the day at Saltersford. Kings Cross V2 No 60814 in customary immaculate condition coasts downhill with a northbound passenger train.


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I have one final selection to show you in a few weeks time.
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Re: The photography of L Perrin

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Just a note of thanks for sharing. Lovely photos. Smart locos. Cheers :D :D
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