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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 14 - December 1972

The Cover Photograph

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Peter G Scott

At the close of a year it is appropriate to remember the closing of the main line through Quainton Road to the Midlands which took place on 3rd September 1966. It seems a great deal longer than six years since we could see and savour the sounds and smoke of an up train to Marylebone roaring through our station. Our picture shows the last time the 8.15 a.m. from Nottingham Victoria passed Quainton. The Black 5 4-6-0, 44872 [Note 1] was running thirty five minutes late and it was eleven o'clock when the eight coach train came by the signal box and was captured on film by Peter Scott. The carriages were well filled with enthusiasts paying their last tribute to the Great Central Railway's London Extension but steam addicts must have been disappointed when 44872 failed at Aylesbury and replaced by a diesel locomotive.

1 - Withdrawn December 1966 and dismantled July 1967 in Hull.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1972 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.

The Cover Photograph - Quainton News No. 14 - December 1972

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