| Brian's RAILWAY YEARS
NEWCASTLE 1959 PAGE 1
Best View Press F11
My interest in the East Coast Main Line as always fascinated me. I made a number of visits from 1957, starting at Newcastle. It was a bottle neck with a large diamond crossing at the east end of the station, but it is wonder in steel. It was a fantastic sound to hear the wheels of the coaches clanking across at a slow speed.
1959 A4 Pacific 60019 Bittern heads north with a Edinburgh Express.
Built 1906 class J 27 heading towards the High level bridge. Shed 52E Percy Main.
Unidentified J27 & V2 meet at the west end of Newcastle
Built Dec 1937 class A4 No 4463 Sparrow Hawk. B. R No 60018 waiting to depart for Edinburgh.
Built Nov 1946 class A2/3 No 515. B. R No 60516 heading south.
Built Aug 1948 B. R No 60539 reverses to Gateshead shed.
Same as picture opposite. Unidentified V2 at the west end of Newcastle.