Monday, 27 February 2012

Trains Of Thought

This is a quick and easy post today.  Ian Martin in the “Guardian” today proposed that the capital of England should be Tamworth.

But you heard it here first:

As the question of the capital of England arises from the possibility of separation from Scotland that the train is the named passenger service “The Royal Scot” express from Glasgow to London is a touch of irony.

The picture is of Tamworth Low Level station on the London Euston to the North line of the old LNWR.  The railway line crossing above it is the old Midland Railway Derby to Birmingham line. 

These both became LMS in 1923.  However, the locomotive is marked for British Railways, so it is after 1948.

The locomotive is an unrebuilt (old boilers) one of the “Royal Scot” class.  So if the locomotive shown is 46100 “Royal Scot” then the picture is set between 1948 and 1950.

I must get out more.

1 comment:

  1. Nearer 48 than 50 With British Railways in full on the tender. The Jubilee passing over looks to have a greenish colour which sits strangely with the Scot in black. What was that about getting out more.......