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Good afternoon all. A daughter of a very elderly relative has contacted me to ask if I know anything about a loco at Hull Paragon, going through the Buffers and ending up in a Barbers Shop circa 1954! He thinks he may have cleaned the loco before that date. I know it sounds weird but I can find nothing on the web that matches this date at all. I know about the 1927 Crash.

Pullmans were mentioned too. Could it possibly have been some sort of minor incident with the Hull Pullman?

Many thanks.

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Sounds like the inspiration for the Thomas story when Duck ends up in a barber shop so it wouldn't surprise me if there was a loco ending up in a barber shop somewhere so could well have been at Hull.

 

Duck first appeared in 1956 so definitely feasible. Not sure when the actual story was written.

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26 minutes ago, micknich2003 said:

Perfectly true, I believe it happened more then once. One occasion was a ex LMS 2-6-2T.

 

Thanks buddy. Any idea where I might find any info on that?

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1 hour ago, KeithMacdonald said:

Have a look about half-way down this page

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/history/gallery/looking-back-hulls-paragon-interchange-2754317

 

You should see "The Barbers Shop in Paragon Station in 2002". With a DMU behind it.

So a loco hitting the buffers and maybe breaching the 'Barbers' was a possibility? Thanks matey.

 

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2 hours ago, jollysmart said:

You could try the Hull Daily Mail Archive, you get a free searches so probably worth a try?

Tried that and nothing comes up sadly. 1954 doesn't seem to exist!

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10 hours ago, Mallard60022 said:

A friend found this.

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The Rev wouldn't have made this up without there being a back story would he?

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That's the story I was referring to :)

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