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- LNER A4 4-6-2 'Streak'
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- Location: Near the GN main line in N.Herts.
I travelled between the High Barnet line and central London quite often in the early-mid '60s, usually Saturdays.Micky wrote:Thats what the commentary said manna that would include the old Paxmans then.manna wrote: " If that was the case, were the class 15's trip cocked, new one on me, hmmmmmmmm.
The commentary said the last freight train that worked over the Finchley Central-Mill Hill East-Edgware line was in May 1964 and for about a year prior to the last freight workings finishing diesel hauled freight trains worked over the route. .... "
While Southbound on such a day, just once do I strongly recall passing an N2 heading north along the way on a between-station section with a 'goods', probably somewhere between Woodside Park and East Finchley, and, in later times, about thrice, a 'Paxman' on a similar working : No idea if any of them were tripcock-fitted though (too young to know much about such things at the time) - At least one of the goods yards were still dealing with rail traffic through those times; definitely High Barnet (coal), but unsure which/if any of the others at Totteridge, Woodside Pk. Finch.C. or East Finchley were still going by then, though I think I recall a milk tank or two in the dairy siding at E.Finch.
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Seem to remember reading that the GNR/LNER used Ashburton Grove sidings as the starting point for the coal/goods trains to Edgware/Mill Hill/Barnet&Alexandra Palace branchs coal&goods yards, did this occur later or did they mean Highbury Vale Sidings?which by rare photos that exist appears to have been on both sides of the Canonbury "up&down" lines almost alongside Ashburton Grove sidings at some point, any track plans for these sidings out there please....anyone.?
Hi Manna yes thanks, have studied this "plan"is their per chance a simpler/cruder(any offers from you railway worker budding artists out there?)example for the likes of a Railway Area Fan/Layman,like myself,say from the Canonbury side up to the mainline carried over the running lines to KX, showing the Up ramp/Ashburton Grove Sidings East Goods/Gillespie Rd? Sidings&Highbury Vale Coal Yard,their seems to be ample sidings little used near the ramp up from the Northern City Line used for the Underground stock transfers& BR carriage sidings nearly above the Drayton Park Underground Sheds, stabling surburban stock(the same?),witnessed by myself in the 50's&60's.Rgdsjj