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Old Timer #4

Following on from yesterday is another picture taken at Letchworth, this time we have a Standard Class 5 locomotive in the parcels bay on the up side of the station.

The carriage you can see is defintely a Gresley parcels van, the distinctive rounded end to the vehicle gives this away.

A rake of Gresley carriages have been preserved and refurbished at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in their original light teak colours.

Old Timer #4

Following on from yesterday is another picture taken at Letchworth, this time we have a Standard Class 5 locomotive in the parcels bay on the up side of the station.

The carriage you can see is defintely a Gresley parcels van, the distinctive rounded end to the vehicle gives this away.

A rake of Gresley carriages have been preserved and refurbished at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in their original light teak colours.

comments (7)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 15 Nov 2008, 08:43
Really enjoying this series, Brian. These old train images are lovely.
Brian Walbey: I'm glad you are enjoying these Aussie, just one more to go.
I spent many a month at Letchworth on training courses, Brian, but I never saw this. LOL
Brian Walbey: Well I never, I worked in Letchworth from 1960 to 1963 for ICL as they were called at the time. Small world Chad.
Very nice shot. I am enjoying your series Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, just one more to come tomorrow, and far away from Hertfordshire.
You have got some great old pictures Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, one more to go on Sunday, and miles away from Hertfordshire.
We had several of these shedded at Bath Green Park Brian, and I think there are only two or three preserved - one I think is on the Mid Hants. They were based on the Black 5s: of which class a couple of the latter ones had this high running board for ease of access to the moving bits
Brian Walbey: Here comes the anorak bit Chris, there are 5 of these preserved and 73096 is at the Mid-Hants. If you saw then at Bath green presumably they were used on the S.& D.
I bet I wrote this number down in my little train spotting book before transfering and underlining the number in my Ian Allen volume: Eastern Region. ;-) richard
Brian Walbey: I know I wrote it down in my 1958 Combined Edition which is on a shelf in the spare room. By the way, Bill still has his 1961 edition, sad aren't we.
Just to add. I was a computer engineer with ICL from 1978 to 1988, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I said "small world" Chad, perhaps our paths crossed, I worked in three of the Letchworth factorys, the training centre, and the establishments at Luton and Stevenage in my three years with ICL. I realise I'm ten years out Chad, still a coincidence anyway.

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