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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 33 - Winter 1977 / 8

Track Slew


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Photo:
John Parsons

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Photo:
John Parsons


The great slew-day was on Tuesday, 5th July. Soon after 11 o'clock a Class 25 diesel locomotive left Aylesbury with the latest consignment of rolling stock for Quainton. There were four vans next to the engine to avoid it having to trespass onto our tracks as the shunting movement was carried out, followed by the BSK S34947, (Met Camm 1956), the LMS Sleeping Car 592, latterly DM 395922, (Derby 1933), the LNWR Brake Third 22736, latterly TDM 395209, (Wolverton 1921 ), the CK M15319, (Derby 1953), the SK E24993, (Derby 1956) and a goods brake van. Passengers in the LNWR were proud owner drivers John Parsons and Chris Britten. Passengers in the goods brake van were the Assistant Freight Manager and the Local Area Manager. The whole operation went very smoothly. The platelayers are becoming experts at the job of connecting and severing us from the main line. Perhaps they will make it a permanent link one day!


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1977 and so does not reflect events in the 38+ 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:
Track Slew - Quainton News No. 33 - Winter 1977 / 8


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