Peppercorn A1 & A2 photos from the 1960's

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Peppercorn A1 & A2 photos from the 1960's

Post by neildimmer » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:48 pm

Hi All

Thanks to Bill Wright & Tony Gillett i have added some new photos to the LNER Peppercorn A1 & A2 collections
Peppercorn A2 features 60532 Blue Peter at Aberdeen & Perth in 1966 by Bill Wright ... 65146.html
anyone recognise themselves? ... 65134.html
Some new A1 Peppercorn photos at Darlington,York & Doncaster
60124 Kenilworth at Darlington 19/7/65 (Bill Wright) ... 64182.html
60129 Guy Mannering & V2 60828 York Roundhouse 19/7/65 (Bill Wright) ... 64183.html
60130 Kestrel Doncaster mpd 7/9/63 (Tony Gillett) ... 64181.html
60145 Saint Mungo York 19/7/65 (Bill Wright) ... 64180.html ... 64179.html
60155 Borderer & 60146 Peregrine York 19/7/65 (Bill Wright) ... 64184.html

Full collection of over 25 A1 Peppercorn photos


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Re: Peppercorn A1 & A2 photos from the 1960's

Post by Solario » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:49 am

Thanks for the postings, brought back memories.

Both Blue Peter & Saint Mungo are remarkably clean for those times.

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Re: Peppercorn A1 & A2 photos from the 1960's

Post by stembok » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:42 am

Interestingly, the York Pacifics' external condition appeared to improve as their demise grew ever closer. In the 1950s York engines had often rivalled their Gateshead brethren for grime.Probably more time was available to clean them given their, by then, irregular duties and also a number of sheds seem to have recruited some - by no means all -fairly keen young lads as cleaners in their final days eager to see steam out. Certainly, this was partly the case at Gateshead, though of course many dirty and neglected engines remained. At Aberdeen [Ferryhill] C1964 I was told of one cleaner who would swiftly complete his allocated work on the depot's diesel shunters and then turn his attention to an A4! There was also the MNA, a dedicated bunch of enthusiasts and photographers, who would descend on a shed and to the amusement and bewilderment of the staff set to work on an engine, in order to tidy it up for hoped for future photographs, ie the J27s and Q6s in the north east.

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