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The north end of a cold and wet Carlisle platform 4 on 23 January 1965 sees Crewe North^s Britannia Pacific no 70051 <I>Firth of Forth</I> waiting patiently for the road to Upperby shed, having recently arrived on the other side of the station with a terminating parcels train from the south.

The north end of a cold and wet Carlisle platform 4 on 23 January 1965 sees Crewe North^s Britannia Pacific no 70051 Firth of Forth waiting patiently for the road to Upperby shed, having recently arrived on the other side of the station with a terminating parcels train from the south.


K A Gray [1965]


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Remote trackbed leading to a station beyond the trees... where is this? [Added 22 January 2018]

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

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Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland: 15

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Published 2018-04-09
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