Our steam odyssey in 1967

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I was interested to read the article by Trevor Gregg about his 1967 camping coach holiday, in issue 251.

A friend and I purchased a week’s railrover ticket for the princely sum of £18 and set off from Kent in May 1967, to visit as many of the remaining steam locomotive depots as we could before it was too late.

LNER A4 Sir Nigel Gresley outside Crewe South shed in 1967.

We started up the east coast, getting as far as Dundee and came back down the west coast, taking in Barry scrapyard as our last port of call.


We visited five depots, including most of those mentioned by your correspondent. We logged some 1397 locos on shed, including just under 1000 steam and travelled an estimated 2500 miles. 

Read more of this letter in Issue 252 of HR – on sale now!


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