You are reminiscing of a time when railways were full of interest and full of regional variations and verity in such things as locos, rolling stock, signalling, station architecture and even working practices from one B.R. region to another region dating back to the pre-grouping era that's what made railways so interesting and rich in diversity during the 1950s & 1960s and into the early 1970s.rockinjohn wrote: ↑Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:51 amHi Mickey not a railwayman,but one who thought there's more to this than numbers! &studied routes/workings, the unusual, noted along with enjoying the mundane everday scene that was soon to disappear, sadly the late'50s/early '60s was a time for mixed emotions, the shiny new & less than well maintained steam.got to the point where I just couldn't face the rundown of steam, to hard, whether @ any of the London terminals, talking to drivers @ Marylebone, who just about got there on an up working, to fail the loco on arrival, thanks Cricklewood @ least they got home!A strange time not recommended for the faint hearthearted railywayman or otherwise.jj
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