Engine 61662 Appeal
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    • Happy New Year to all our followers!
    • LNER B17 61662 at Startford Works - 1956. [photo: Colour Rail]
    • 61662 at Stratford Works - May 1955. [photo: R Seller]
    • 61662 arriving at Cambridge - Sept 1951. [photo: unknown]
    • 61662 near Stansted on an express - July 1951. [photo: RE Vincent]
    • LNER B17 61662 passes Stratford Station - March 1958. [photo: A Swain]
    • LNER B17 61662 pilots train. [photo: Rail Archive Stephenson]
    • LNER B17 61662 [photo: Rail Archive Stephenson]
    • LNER B17 61662 Ex-works at Doncaster - 1953. [photo: Colour Rail]
    • LNER B17 61662 at Liverpool Street Station - 1957. [photo: RC Riley]
    • 61662 at Liverpool Street Station - April 1957. [photo: RC Riley]
    • LNER B17 2862 at Nottingham Victoria - May 1938. [photo: Rail Archive Stephenson]
    • 61662 Manchester United Nameplate - 2012. [photo: Sheffield Railwayana Auctions]

    Our big news this month is that new Member Sean Margerison has very kindly set up a Twitter Account for us to take the project into the 21st Century.

    Hopefully Twitter will enable us to connect with greater numbers of people and help to increase our membership. Sean has excellent credentials for the job being a life-long Manchester United fan and a volunteer at the East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel & Wakes Colne Station. (the smokebox door currently carries a 30E Colchester shedplate by the way) Sean’s grandfather worked in the BR offices at Liverpool Street Station and would have seen No 61662 in action on the GE line many times during his career.

    The new Twitter Account can be accessed by clicking on the link to the left of this text, please follow the page to keep abreast of all the latest news.

    If you have football or steam related items or photos that Sean may be able to use on the page, please email them to him at sean.margerison@hotmail.co.uk

    We appreciate your support and ask that your contribution, comments and donations keep coming, without your support we cannot make this happen.


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