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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 15 - March 1973

News in Brief


The BBC made a film in colour, Metroland with Sir John Betjeman, which was transmitted on BBC 2 on 26th February. The Society gave all the co-operation requested in regard to photographs and information during the filming of the programme.

Approval has been given by the executive Committee for more main line locomotives to come to Quainton. These are all from Woodhams at Barry and they are BR Class 4 2-6-0, 76017, and BR Class 5 4-6-0, 73082 Camelot [Note 1]. It is quite possible we will have one of these star attractions at our depot for Easter.

The DMU will be running to Quainton from Aylesbury on Easter Monday only and the first northbound departure will be at 1025 hours. The last train will leave Quainton at 1900. The film Holy Terminus will be shown on 24th March at Fred Tarrant Hall, Drummond Street, Euston at 1930 hrs, featuring the Stanmore branch. The programme will include all sorts of films about steam and will show London's Last Pannier. Tickets are from W Walters and cost 30p.


Notes:
1 - BR Class 5 4-6-0, 73082 Camelot never came to Quainton. It is instead at the Bluebell Railway, East Sussex, though it did not arrive there until 1979

Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1973 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Reference:
News in Brief - Quainton News No. 15 March 1973


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