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by John Wickham

A series of articles by a member looking back 40 years to the early years of the A4 Locomotive Society Limited.

This series of articles was originally published in the SNGLPT's journal Chime, the first part appearing in issue 139, Spring 2006. It shows our locomotive at work during the period from April 1963 to August 1967. John has tried, where possible, to show a cross-section of work, covering its last years in operation by British Railways to early preservation years. The runs will, he hopes, give the reader an insight into what a versatile loco we have, as they vary from day to day running, through exciting to, in his opinion, a place in the record-books.

Part One

Southern Region ~ from Chime 139, Spring 2006.

Part Two

Western Region ~ from Chime 140, Summer 2006.

Part Three

London Midland Region ~ from Chime 141, Autumn 2006.

Christmas Special

From the Scottish Region ~ from Chime 142, Winter 2006.

Part Four

Scottish Region ~ from Chime 143, Spring 2007.

Part Five

North Eastern Region ~ from Chime 145, Summer 2007.

Part Six

Eastern Region ~ from Chime 147, Winter 2007.

Note:~ All dates quoted are given in the British format of Day/Month/Year

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