28th May 1960

Ian Allan
(Progress Chasers' Competition 1960 Special)

Loco(s) Used at least: a Britannia class loco
Stock Used including buffet car

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? 09.45d London Liverpool Street - ??? - Whitemoor Yard
????? Whitemoor Yard - ??? - Norwich Thorpe
Britannia class loco Norwich Thorpe - ??? - London Liverpool Street 19.05a

Notes :
(1) Advertising stated 'this train is being run for railfans (between the ages of 11 and 17 years) who wish to join the Progress Chasers' Competition for 1960'. Trip included a view of the marshalling operations at Whitemoor, a visit to Norwich MPD and a high speed return run. David Parkinson adds: the high speed run was 2hr timing unfortunately spoiled by a brief signal check. John Debens adds; Ian Allan ran this 'Progress Chasers' competition for a week in May 1960, to engage young people in the British Rail Modernisation Programme, to come up with interesting and innovative ideas. Those who had an idea accepted were considered a 'Progress Chaser' and awarded at least a badge to recognise their achievement.

Sources : John Debens & David Parkinson

Photo Review

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

From The John Debens Collection; this badge
was awarded to participants in the Progress
Chasers competition.

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