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Steam in the Kings Cross Area – in the 50’s and 60’s

Tue 30th January @ 14:00 - 16:30

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A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City Branch presentation.

Presenter: David Percival.

It was in 1953 that the Percival family moved from South London to North Hertfordshire. For the next ten years, until the end of regular steam in the area, David spotted at the ECML lineside, travelled by train to school and latterly commuted to Kings Cross.

This presentation chronicles the variety of steam classes and workings he observed “on the GN” during that decade, illustrated with photographs from ColourRail and others as well as some of his own pictures taken in the closing years.

This photo shows 64206 shunting the morning Hitchin-Hertford ‘pick up’ at Langley Junction on 17 January 1959 (photo by Basil Coles). This image is in the presentation.

Doors open 13:30.


Tue 30th January
14:00 - 16:30


HTC Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch

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David Percival
Dave Elsdon
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HTC Welwyn
Digswell Village Church Hall
Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6 0DH United Kingdom
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