LMS diesel twins’ location pinpointed

Although I have lived in and around Southampton for more than 45 years, I spent my schooldays in Lancaster, and one of my classmates lived in one of the houses shown in the ‘wish list’ photograph of the LMS diesel twins Nos. 10000 and 10001 (page 17, RMM October).

The house was next to a footbridge over the line that stood just out of shot to the rear of the train, but which was demolished as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification.

English Electric/H G Ivatt diesel-electrics Nos. 10000 and 10001 approach Barley Cop Lane with the ‘Royal Scot’ on June 1, 1949 — a regular duty that continued through much of the 1950s. Mortons Archive photo.

The train is seen approaching Barley Cop Lane, and not passing Morecambe South as the caption states. Morecambe South (which had a signalbox during my time in Lancaster) was about three-quarters of a mile further north.

Pete Davies, Netley Abbey, Hants

Thanks for that, Pete. The caption we used accompanied the archive photo that we chose, and we are grateful for the more exact location.

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