The Anonymous Widower

Where’s All The Dirt Gone?

In my earliest memories of Kings Cross, this picture would have shown a dirty roof, with steam and smoke everywhere, as Gresley A4 and A3 4-6-2 “Pacifics” were getting ready to steam north.

We may think that was a long time ago and it is probably nearly 60 years ago.  But there is a link to this picture I took today.

Where's All The Dirt Gone?

In the picture there are two of the InterCity 225 trains, which look like they’ve just had a good wash too!

But they could easily have been two iconic InterCity 125 trains of the 1970s!

Sir Nigel would have been proud as the 125’s were designed by a team led by one of his apprentices; Terry Miller.

I will not guarantee, that if I’m still here to take this picture in ten years time, that none of the platforms will contain an InterCity 125. These wonderful trains, where I’ve proven that you can sit on the floor and still be comfortable, will outlive most of us.  And certainly me!

I notice in the picture, that they haven’t put the clock back up yet!

March 14, 2012 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

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