Thursday, June 27, 2013

Deltics at Weedon - and a lot of other places

Pardon my anorak but, following last week's short film of five Deltics at Stalybridge, here is some footage (rather a lot, actually) of them in their pomp.

My favourite spot for watching them was Retford, where the boys taking numbers called each other "thee" and "thou".

There is a point of interest right at the end of the film where you see Weedon station still standing. Wikipedia says it closed in 1958 and was demolished soon afterwards.

Weedon is the site of a military complex from the Napoleonic era that was used as an ammunition store in World War II. Hence, perhaps, the substantial station for a rural era.

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