enjoyed your post and photographs on the Dundee Blairgowrie line, in the 60's as a 13 year old I used to visit all the stations on this line and sometimes hitch a ride on the engine up the line (in the days before H&S legislation!) probably the last (illegal) passenger on the line before it was closed. brought back many happy memories of the friends I made on the railway then, although as I am retired they are all probably no longer with us.
Hello Bill, I was interested in your post ( afew years go, just discovered via google)on the oil train accident at Didcot in 1964. I am good friends with the son of one of the crew on the train loco, Mr Wheeler. I believe he got a commendation for separating the train to prevent more of the tankers going up.
Best wishes, Nick 33006
Spent 27 years at Healey Mills,Wakefield, under BR/Yorkshire Freight Area/LoadHaul/EWS.
I have been a guard/trainman/Team member B.
Took the money 3 years ago. Had enough of EWS and the tricks they play.
9K43 was the local 350 shunt train in the Wakefield Area