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50 Years Ago

Post by IanC » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:27 pm

4th August 1968.

Saturday 4th August 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of BR standard gauge steam. As far as I know the only place marking the occasion is Kidderminster where 43106, 45110 and 48773 are on display along with exhibitions and other displays. The locomotives will be on display until 12th August 2018.

After 4th Augsut BR ran its 15 guinea special on 11th August 1968 and many thought steam would never be seen on BR metals again, apart from Flying Scotsman which had a private agreement.

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