Railwayman Ron recalls working iconic express trains in the 1960s

Railwayman Ron recalls working iconic express trains in the 1960s
 

In an article last year, your correspondent Michael Howourth referred to the train services of the Cornishman express from Newcastle to Penzance, which ran in the 1950s and 60s and were hauled by steam and diesel locomotives.
When I was a locomotive driver working out of Saltley Motive Power Depot (MPD) in Birmingham during the 1960s, I worked on this express. It was worked from Newcastle to Birmingham New Street by Eastern Region train crews. Saltley (21A) crews booked on duty at 09.18 hours travelled up to New Street and relieved the Eastern Region crew, usually on No. 12 platform.
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8 January 2018 in Regional East, Views: 29
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