45572 Eire at Water Orton 1959

photo John Griffiths

Ex LMS 6P 4-6-0 45572 Eire comes off the fast lines at Water Orton Station Junction in 1959, with a Sheffield / Bristol express. It looks good..but you should have heard those 3 cylinders..chuff,puff,puff..chuff,puff,puff! Little did I know at this time that I would be the fireman on this same train in 2 years time. The little square light just underneath the verandah on the left side of the box, was there to light the numbers of passing trains so that the train recorder person could notify either Castle Bromwich or Tamworth of their progress.

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