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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 98 - October 2007

Times Past - Quainton circa 1970

Another picture provided by John Hutchings of what is now the down yard around 1970. There are 4 industrial steam locomotives in the shot. The closest one, in steam, looks to be Juno. Call anyone identify the other 3 loco? Does anyone recognise themselves, or can recollect the date and the occasion?

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John Hutchings

This picture is clearly earlier than the one above with the throng of 70s fashion clad visitors. We have 5 Romney buildings and the sidings in evidence above are not yet laid. Even at this early stage 7 locos are visible. One is Sentinel Susan [Note 1], can anyone identify the rest and the date?

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John Hutchings

1 - Actually this was not Susan, as this locomotive did not arrive until 1984. It is likely to have been the very similar Sentinel 9376 which arrived in 1971. The picture dates from after September 1970 when LNWR 1st Class Diner No. 77 arrived.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2007 and so does not reflect events in the 7+ 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.

Times Past - Quainton circa 1970 - Quainton News No. 98 - October 2007

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