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Great mem­o­ries from days of steam trains

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - OPINION -

View­ing the pic­ture of the iconic Fly­ing Scots­man in The Sun­day Post, Oc­to­ber 7, I cher­ish the mem­o­ries of those great days of steam.

Not just watch­ing fa­mous names pass on main lines, but, for us young­sters, it was watch­ing the un­named goods lo­cos at our lo­cal sta­tion.

It wasn’t so much see­ing The Fly­ing Scots­man or the lo­cal goods train that ex­cited us, it was the Black 5 Work­horse.

On many lines we were al­lowed on the foot­plate. The lovely aroma of hot steam and grease, and on a win­ter night the glow from the fire­box against the stars.

Lovely mem­o­ries of child­hood days.

They passed so quickly.

Thomas Brown, Bank­foot

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