Tuesday 31 May 2016


Courtesy of that enthusiastic chronicler of Cheshire railways, and the Middlewich line in particular, Alan Wilkinson, here's an evocative shot taken in October 1964 of the crew of number 41229 (the same engine which had, until four years earlier, been the main motive power for 'the Dodger') chatting to legendary Middlewich signalman David 'Jock' Myles as they  wait  for pilot assistance to Sandbach during a signalling failure.
This superb photo is taken from Alan's book Railways Across Mid-Cheshire (Foxline (Publications) Ltd ISBN 1 870119 66 5 which comes from the Scenes From the Past series and contains many fascinating photos of railways in our area, including many rare ones of the Sandbach-Northwich line in steam days. Copies are available on Amazon.

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