STRANRAER: This comprised two separate buildings with the G.& S. and The Caledonian each having their own sheds side by side.

Moving on to infrastructure, the subject matter proved to be an array of signals as they used to be at Blackpool and at St. A quick slip back in time took us to a location near Retford to view 60111 ‘Enterprise’.

After a view of Tinsley depot in 1965, Les stated that hardly anything railway-related now survives in this area.

Finally, 46235 ‘City of Birmingham’ was shown on its way to the museum.

EDINBURGH: Here there were some really classics with 2001 ‘Cock O’ The North’ and at Haymarket 2002 ‘Earl Marischal’.

Lastly, a Trevor Owen master piece depicted an overall view of Kingmoor Shed.

BOURNEMOUTH: Here we saw another unusual double-headed pairing in 1953 in the shape of 10202 and “U” 31623 and in the same year shots of a Black 5 and a V2 were on loan to the Southern whilst the Merchant Navy Class had checks on their axles.

10 000 was in action in 1954 and a shed view depicted an M7, a W. Somerset & Dorset 53807 arrived at Bournemouth Central on a rail tour for the Home Counties Association.

At this point Paul’s last slide of the half announced “It was time for tea! BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET: Back to 1955 and a Jubilee with a double chimney in the shape of 45742 ‘Connaught’ had charge of the “Midlander”.

The earliest reports can be viewed as pdf files by clicking the link below the relevant year's programme list.

Please note that there are no reports available between 19, and for 2004, and there are gaps elsewhere, particularly in the early years.

1957 and 17B’s 42896 was viewed, as was Coronation Class 46240 ‘City of Coventry’ and a 1961 view of 46125 ‘3 Carabinier’ with a Class 105 DMU in the picture for good measure.