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  1. Saturday 4th January 1969 was the penultimate day of the Waverley Route between Carlisle and Edinburgh and I travelled on a 'special' over the line from Newcastle pulled by 'Deltic' 9002, seen here during a photo stop at Riccarton Junction station. Hopefully tomorrow someone might post a picture from the last day, which included another special behind D9007. Trevor
  2. This is 47425 either passing through or pulling away from Newark North Gate on 1st August 1975 with an Aberdeen-Kings Cross train (1E11) Looks like a pair of Class 31 on the left but I didn't make a note at the time Trevor
  3. 55011 approaches King Edward Bridge Junction, Gateshead, with a northbound train on 27th December 1975. The steam in the background is from Norwood Coke works, which closed in the 1980s, became part of the National Garden Festival in 1990 and is now the site of new housing. Trevor
  4. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of Rail Gen Archive - I now look forward to many hours wasted spent trawling through the listings and comparing with my observations! Obviously 1V92 was a forerunner to 1V93 which was a Deltic stronghold in 1981. I have updated my original post with the correct information. Cheers! Trevor
  5. I don't think I've shown this one before: 45029 comes off the King Edward Bridge in to Gateshead with 1V92 (09.50 Edinburgh - Plymouth) on 24th December 1975. Trevor UPDATE: Many thanks to davexoc (see below) for the correct train information
  6. Here's something you don't see every day - an A4 and a Clayton in the same photo! (although such a juxtaposition must have happened in the Scottish Region many times in the mid 'sixties). 53 years ago today, on 4th November 1967, 60019 'Bittern' (by this time in private ownership) headed a Leeds-Edinburgh rail tour which I photographed heading north through Gateshead on the outward leg, about to pass an unrecorded Clayton with what looks to be a scrap metal train. (Scanned from a print as I seem to have mislaid the original negative) Trevor
  7. 22nd October 1966 - a 'Merchant Navy' at Newcastle! 35026 'Lamport & Holt Line' worked the York-Newcastle-York section of 'The Elizabethan' rail tour from Kings Cross Sadly, I didn't 'cop' it, having already seen it that summer during a Southern Region Rail Rover bash Trevor
  8. A South Shields to Newcastle DMU passes St. Simon's Church, South Shields in 1979. This is the site of today's Simonside metro station. Just had a thought - 'St. Simon' would be a good name for a racehorse and an A3, wouldn't it? Trevor
  9. Man and machine take a rest at Tebay shed on 15th July 1967.. That's one of the Standard Class 4 Shap bankers, No 75030, inside. (Photographed from the cab of classmate 75026.) Trevor
  10. A couple more 'urban landscape with a train too far away to identify'-type shots: Photographed from near Felling in 1977, a Newcastle to Sunderland DMU passes the Tyneside Central Freight Depot in Gateshead. This was opened in 1963 and closed ten years after this picture was taken. I think the train is travelling from left to right in this 1976 view of the River Wear, so it is approaching Sunderland from the Newcastle direction. I bet this scene has changed a bit! Trevor
  11. Here's a similar sort of shot taken in South Shields in 1979, of a train to Newcastle approaching High Shields station. And yes, I think they do work better in b&w! Trevor
  12. Concerned that the buffers on your models don't all line up? Don't worry, it was the same (at least in steam days) on the big railway - Carnforth shed in 1968 (that's 92118 on the right) Trevor
  13. Like this? Ouseburn viaduct with a Deltic, 1975 Trevor
  14. Some DMUs from the 1970s and 1980s in urban landscapes, crossing the High Level Bridge over the Tyne. I think I might get away with it, they are so far away you can't read the numbers. (This was mentioned as a necessity for this type of picture a page or two back!) Trevor
  15. Police driver to colleague "What do you mean, you've copped it?!" Trevor (well, I laughed)
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