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QX17.01. Locos used Between St Pancras and Sheffield.

From the mid 1950s to the mid/late 1960s, my wife regularly travelled between St Pancras and Sheffield to visit family. What steam engines and in latter years diesel engines would head up these trains? I live near King’s Lynn and am part owner of ex BR WR diesel hydraulic shunter D9521 based at the Dean Forest Railway and also a director of the trust that owns Hunslet Austerity No. 3193 currently being restored at Yaxham, Dereham, Norfolk.
A good chunk of my (mis-spent?) youth was spent on the east end of platforms 3/4 at Cardiff General Station so my expertise such as it is would be limited to Swindon products! I’d guess that St Pancras-Sheffield would be mostly LMS/Midland region motive power but perhaps not exclusively (LNER?) and my best guess would be Jubilees/Patriots and Black 5s rather than the big beasts of the West Coast mainline. (Peter Brennan)

last updated: 12/03/17