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An 8F on the Caledonian!

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I remember an item in one of the monthly mags, probably either Steam World or British Railways Illustrated, about a short article around a photo of Driver Bill Starvis leaning from the cab of an 8F in Carlisle Citadel station as the engine is hooked off. He had started out on the Down Caledonian with a Class 40 (as it would later be known), but failed it at Crewe, where a Stanier Pacific was substituted. Unfortunately, this developed injector problems and was failed, I think, at Carnforth, where the only available engine was an 8F, tender first at that. This took the train on to Carlisle where another loco and another driver took over.

 

Despite an extensive search, I have been unable to find the magazine. Does anyone else recall this, and could they please point me in the right direction? Or better still, provide a copy.

 

Thanks in advance.

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