Station Name: DURHAM
Still open but included for completeness
Looking south from the down platform of Durham station one afternoon in June 1953, the ‘Flying Scotsman’ service is hurtling through the station on the down fast line that bypasses the platform. This is not the non-stop to Edinburgh, for at this time the ‘Scotsman’ calls at Grantham and Newcastle; the 'Elizabethan’, formerly the ‘Capitals United’ is the 'non-stop', renamed in honour of Queen Elizabeth II in her coronation year. Here the locomotive is Peppercorn A1 4-6-2 No. 60128 'Bongrace'. Built in May 1949 by British Railways, it entered service at Copley Hill shed in Leeds and received its name a year later. Withdrawn from 36A, Doncaster shed with less than 16 years’ service on 10 January 1965, it was sold for scrapping during February 1965 at Drapers of Hull.
Photo by Ben Brooksbank
updated: Wednesday, 17-May-2017 09:06:43 BST ||
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