Hi folks, Some varied quality scans, suggestive of a poor quality scanner, from my travels along the Midland in the 1970s Photo 1 A Class 45 storms towards Elstree station with a fast service to Sheffield one Saturday afternoon in 1978 Photo 2 An unidentified 45 climbs Sharnbrook bank with a northbound cement train in early 1978. Photo 3 August 1976 finds a Class 45/1 working a northbound Sheffield express between Sandridge Road and Harpenden. Note the new troughing in the process of being installed alongside the Up Slow. Trains were still being signalled via the wires carried on the lineside telegraph posts on the Downside. Photo 4 August 1978 finds 45124 working a northbound Sheffield service through Silkstream Jct. In the foreground can be seen the walls for the replacement Goods lines flyover which crossed to the Downside, thus allowing access to Brent Yard and the Acton Wells branch. Photo 5 An unidentified 45/0 approaches Leagrave on the Up Slow with a southbound coal from one of the East Midlands coal fields to Northfleet power station. These jobs were shared between Wellingborough and Cricklewood men, the latter whom took the train forward to Northfleet and back empty. The northwards flow of loaded cement from Northfleet to Dunstable and return empties was worked by Hither Green men with a class 33. Photo 6 A much brighter day in October 1977 finds one of the Regiment 45/1s working an Up Sheffield express to St Pancras at Sharnbrook Jct. The Sheffield services ran non-stop between Leicester and London St Pancras, with one named train, The Master Cutler which used to convey the that nameplate on the front of the locomotive until the middle 70s. Photo 7 A pilgrimage to the spiritual home of all Midland men in September 1978, finds a named 45/0 departing Derby on a SW/NE working late one Saturday morning. Photo 8 In August 1979, an almost ex-works 45146 stands in the holding sidings at Bedford in readiness to work a weekend ballast train. The working would see the ballast train running to Brent from where the 45 would be released to either Cricklewood or Cambridge Street for Fuel and thence into revenue earning service.