Hugh McQuade, the Chairman of both the LNER (SVR) Coach Fund and the SVR Charitable Trust, guarding the then five carriage Teak Train on a photo-charter in April 1997. The vehicle shown is the Gresley Brake Composite 24068 in its former SVR life and finish as British Railways' early-liveried GE 10078.
A step back in time. The Liverpool - Parkeston Quay Boat Train passing over the newly electrified lines between Manchester and Sheffield circa 1953/54. The front two coaches are TTO Diagram 186. Who knows, one or both could be ours?!
Visiting B12 class locomotive No 8572 hauls the LNER set past Sterns (October 1998) Photo Steve Allen
In the last of the day’s light, new-build Peppercorn A1 Pacific No. 60163 "Tornado" storms past Eardington Bank hauling the Teak set with the 15.00 26-10-2009 service to Bridgnorth. Photo Phil Jones www.aportraitofsteam.com