8th May 1976

6000 Locomotive Association
The S.T.C. Limited

Loco Used 47258

Route :

Loco Route
47258 Cardiff - Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Ludlow - Church Stretton - Shrewsbury - ??? - Carnforth (1)
47258 Carnforth - (?reverse of outward route?) - Cardiff

(1) For visit to Steamtown. Optional visits to Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and/or Lake Windermere.
(2) Route confirmation required.

Sources : Alan Castle/Vic Smith

Photo Review

47258 passing Lindal in Furness (photo: Bill Jamieson)

47258 at what is believed to be Lostock Hall Jn
(photo: www.LostockHallMPD.org.uk)

Alan Castle comments regarding the photo above: with a crew change at this point, the driver taking over is former 10D Lostock Hall driver, Freddie Wells (right). Upon closure of Lostock Hall MPD, like many other former steam men, Freddie transferred to Preston signing-on point and here he is seen in his diesel driving days. He is accompanied by his second-man, former Preston fireman, Kevin Mitchell, and on the left is former Skew Bridge (Preston) signalman, Pete Kellett, who, with the demise of mechanical signalling in the Preston district, had, by this time, become a passenger guard.

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