Archive for April, 2012

Motormen

It came as a bit of a surprise to me when I first moved to Waterloo to take up my position as a driver. What I had not taken into account was the shock that had been felt by the old electric depots motormen caused by the transfer of the former steam staff to Waterloo. The first electric only depot at Waterloo was created by the opening of the Waterloo & City underground railway in 1898, I have read that some of the first drivers on the underground were those that had blotted their copybook on the mainline railway.

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Written by Bill
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The Worth Valley get themselves a Tractor

When I last visited the Worth valley in March of this year I was told there was a new arrival in the yard, so I grabbed my camera to go and have a look. I found 37075 that have the nickname as Tractors sitting outside Haworth shed looking replendent in B.R. blue livery.

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Written by Bill
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