York 50A c 1960

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Keith Till
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York 50A c 1960

Post by Keith Till » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:27 pm

Have just found a few images taken by me at the start of a snow storm at York 50A circa 1960. Four attached to this post. The negs have scanned quite well considering that they are 50 years old.
Had cycled over from Manchester [staying at the YHA that night] Film was still in short supply and expensive in those days so I only had 2 x 12 exposure films for the whole week end. How I wish that I could be transported back to those halcyon days with my modern DSLR equipment.

Hope that they prove to be of interest.

Keith Till.
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Re: York 50A c 1960 - A few more

Post by Keith Till » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:31 pm

A few more.

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Re: York 50A c 1960

Post by micmacmoc » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:01 am

truly beautiful!

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Re: York 50A c 1960

Post by Dave » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:02 am

great photos....

I remember 84 running about, and sneaking under the shed formans window to get in to the shed.
we would get cab rides from the station to the shed in the latter days of steam.

The late John Peck took me round one sunday and I fell off Bittern......silly boy

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Re: York 50A c 1960

Post by strang steel » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:41 pm

Excellent photos, and thanks very much for sharing them.

Them were the days when cycling from Manchester to York was seen as nothing too unusual. It is a little bit of a shame that the weather was so unkind, but the nostalgia is all there.
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Re: York 50A c 1960

Post by Mallard » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:02 pm

I only 'bunked' York once in 1964. It was not very busy sadly and I didn't possess a camera. Great pics and happy memories. Can't confess to having cycled as I came up from Plymouth!
When I go to the NRM these days I still see those steps just after the rail bridge which was the way we got in I think.
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Re: York 50A c 1960

Post by giner » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:41 am

Lovely pics, Keith. We used to do York, travelling on a cheap Sunday return excursion from Stevenage - for the princely sum of 8/6! Part of the thrill was getting a ride behind an A3 or V2, that was the usual motive power. We used to squeeze in Doncaster as well.

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