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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 19 - Spring 1974


One of the most significant developments at Quainton, the construction of restoration building, will make 1974 an important year in the history of the Society. Ever since we occupied the site early in 1969 the need for covered accommodation has been felt very keenly and the years have passed without any apparent progress in meeting this objective. It is right and proper to pay tribute to those members who have worked on the overhaul of rolling stock, frequently in appalling weather conditions, and to say how glad we are to see several new members joining the ranks of the 'old stagers'. A warm welcome to you, lads. Next winter should see many of you working in the dry, with those cold winds that blow through the Vale kept at bay.

In our last issue I wrote a short piece called 'Our Ambassadors at Aylesbury' but I have, very properly, been reminded by John Reed (one of the diplomatic corps), of the terrific-job done by Jim and Peggy Stevens at Aylesbury on the days when the Great Central main line comes to life as far as Quainton. John reckons that they really do the lions share of the work and he tells me that Peggy actually organises the tickets. All our thanks, (and my apologies), to these devoted ambassadors and, at the same time, an honourable mention to their son, Tim, who is boss of our Signal and Telegraph Department. I wonder what they talk about at home!- the QRS?

With only a few weeks to go to Easter and, as usual, so much to do before we open our doors to visitors, we trust we will be able to give a great deal of pleasure in 1974 to young and old alike, to members, to railway enthusiasts and to the families from near and far who will be joining in the happy atmosphere that, to many of us spells Quainton!

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1974 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.

Editorial - Quainton News No. 19 - Spring 1974

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