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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 63 - Summer 1987

Girls in Charge

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Trevor Page - In immaculate Great Eastern blue livery, with a Stratford white cab roof, the Jl5 runs downhill towards Weybourne crewed by ladies from three different railways.

On 23rd May, the North Norfolk Railway held a Ladies' Day similar to the event held on the Kent & East Sussex Railway in 1986. In use were the Great Eastern Railway Jl5 0-6-0 and Hunslet 0-6-0ST Ring Haw, supported on early and late services by a diesel railbus. Rebecca Bradbury travelled to Sheringham to represent Buckinghamshire Railway Centre and, during June, Janice Uphill flew the flag at the Dean Forest Railway's own celebration.

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Trevor Page - Any Editorial wisecracks about this motley bunch, who crewed the Jl5, would be completely superfluous! Left to right (top to bottom): Rebecca Bradbury (Buckinghamshire Railway Centre), Sue Jarvis (Kent & East Sussex Railway) and 'George' Johnson (North Norfolk Railway).

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1987 and so does not reflect events in the 27+ 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.

Girls in Charge - Quainton News No. 63 - Summer 1987

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