6th May 1961?

(Football Special)

Loco(s) Used at least Black 5 no. ?????

Route :

Loco(s) Route

Leicester? - Bedford - ???

Notes :
(1) Further details required, including date confirmation. This from Kester Eddy's memories: On FA Cup Final Saturday I remember a Black 5 coming through Bedford with a Leicester City - Foxes headboard taking LCFC to London for the final v Spurs. It came through at about 10.00 (guessing). I thought the loco was 45316 but on further research this appears to have been allocated to shed 12B at the time so would have been highly unusual to be so far south on the Midland. The loco on that day was a Leicester engine, I am sure. From FA Cup records, this must have been 6 May 1961.

Source : Kester Eddy

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