1979 Railway Photos
Paddington 125 (9)
Flying Scotsman (3)
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London Paddington station celebrated 125 years on 1st March 1979 by running a steam special from Paddington to Didcot and return, with GWR King 6000 King George V. These photos were taken at Paddington, on route from a passing HST and at Didcot. The return trip was diesel hauled due to a hot box on the King.
Didcot Railway Centre on 1st March 1979.
LNER A3 4-6-2 No. 4472 Flying Scotsman on a railtour around York. I believe the date to be 27th May 1979 and the tour may be The York Circular. (If anyone could confirm that I would be grateful).