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60520 1948-09-11 Barkston

60520 1948-09-11 Barkston

A2/3 Pacific No 60520 Owen Tudor passes Barkston Junction at 5.45pm with an up Royal Train working formed of the LMS train on September11, 1948.

Vic Smith says "Full details of this working are proving difficult to obtain. Official records show the Royal Train, consisting of 5155, 799, 798, 76, 807, 495, 477, 806, 77,& 5154 departed Ballater at 7.00pm on September 10 1948, running as a “Grove” special.
Its destination was Bawtry, but travelled via Carlisle (0305-0330am, 11 September) and Newcastle. The train list shows a full complement of staff but the identity of any Royalty conveyed is not stated.
The train is then shown to go forwards to Kings Cross (no times available) on September 11, which I believe this image shows.

Additional info from Pathe News:- "King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the mining community and then attended the St Ledger at Doncaster Racecourse on 11 September 1948".

Tickhill History Society:- "A royal visit spurred the Council to action in 1948 when the royal party were to travel from Bawtry to Sandbeck in the morning and then from Sandbeck to Doncaster".

Photo: T.G. Hepburn/Rail Archive Stephenson