lease for give me for transgressing Gentlemen, but when I was alocomotive fireman, before joining the merchant navy. we had on our region a class of locomotive called "merchant navy" good powerful locomotives too! one however was called the "Clan line" you will no doubt be happy to hear she survibed the scrap yard blues and went on to be preserved. she worked many trains in her preserved roll. when I was living in england I used tolove to see her blasting her way up to Stratford from london. ... sorry for the interuption gentlemen. couldnt resist sticking my oar in on this one. ... LOL
Having helped to build 35028 amongst some other merchants, she was in her glory when she had that air smoothed casing around her. As an apprentice at the time I was allowed to drive her on her shake down "cruise" under supervision of course.
'fraid I/m an anorak as well,having worked on the railway for 30-odd years when the MN Cadetship fell through.
Remember the MN and BB Pacifics well and especially some brill runs towards the end of their days from Waterloo to Southampton with the added bonus of seeing all the great ocean liners as well.Great days!
Thanks Gulpers your correct should be Mac, . Interesting fact that at that time undestand there were only 3 Kiwis in Clan line and all on the same ship. The Mate can't remember his name ,and Charlie Ceasar 3rd Eng. and myself 2nd .Eng.. First class accommodation as we lived in the passengers cabins.