RCTS: End of Steam Commemorative Rail Tour 4/8/68
Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no. 48476 pilots BR Standard 5MT 4-6-0 73069 in this shot taken at Newton Heath. This tour, time-wise, was amongst the worst during steam days and was already about 2 hrs behind schedule at this early stage of the steam hauled part of the tour. Even cancelling a part of the tour didn't alleviate the arrival of the special at Euston at 02.15, some 270 minutes late.
[Mike Morant collection]