Appleton Junction - East Coast Main Line in the transition years

Modelling a fictional section of the East Coast Main Line south of York, Appleton Junction recreates the spectacle of the transition years in the 1950s and 1960s, as PETER BRACKENBURY describes. Photography, Mike Wild.


Above: Peppercorn ‘A2’ 60533 Happy Knight thunders towards Appleton Junction at the head of an East Coast express and passes a Robinson ‘J11’ 0-6-0 on a coal train.


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