“Surely it was always summer when we made our first railway journeys! Only from later boyhood do we remember what fog was like at Liverpool Street … No, it was always summer! Sun shone on the first blue engine to be seen, a Somerset and Dorset near Poole…” C Hamilton Ellis, The Trains We Loved
British Rail Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star was the last steam locomotive built for British Rail. Immortalised by Terence Cuneo, she is preserved at the National Railway Museum in York.
He'll never grow up.
This is St Pancras' station throat before the station became the Eurostar terminus. Scruffy, isn't it?
This is St Pancras' Station throat now
This (and below) is the Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Railway
This is English Electric Type 3, later known as Class 37, 37262, Dounreay.
This loco had a bad accident when it suffered a "Wheel-slip" where the traction wheels slipped and rotated at a speed equivalent to 180mph if they had stayed in contact with the rails.
Taken at Old Oak Common open day in 2000, this is 37906 which Neil Adams and I had the treat of driving at the Severn Valley Railway fifteen years later.
.......here we are.
This is what the interior of a Class 37 Cab looks like
If the Class 37 is a favourite loco, then Kyle of Lochalsh is surely the favourite destination, These two photos combine the two!