This is a quick and easy post today. Ian Martin in the “Guardian” today proposed that the capital of
should be Tamworth.
But you heard it here first:
As the question of the capital of
arises from the possibility of separation from Scotland
that the train is the named passenger service “The Royal Scot” express from Glasgow to
is a touch of irony. London
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
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.