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The Warwickshire Railway Society <I>Waverley Railtour</I> from Birmingham at Carlisle on 11 December 1965. A2 Pacific no 60528 <I>Tudor Minstrel</I> is in charge, having just taken over the train from 45697 <I>Achilles</I> for the journey north to Edinburgh.

The Warwickshire Railway Society Waverley Railtour from Birmingham at Carlisle on 11 December 1965. A2 Pacific no 60528 Tudor Minstrel is in charge, having just taken over the train from 45697 Achilles for the journey north to Edinburgh.


K A Gray [1965]


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