Taken just south of SMJ Bridge at Roade, on the SMJ can be seen a railmotor which brought the Towcester gang to work on WCML. This was the first section of concrete sleepers layed in area and was on Up Fast south of the junction. But only part of train arrived as between Bedford & Northampton train went into dead road where coaches stored resulting in collision and damage to some of new track with 48616 being withdrawn. The picture taken on my fathers camera. I was to work in Roade Jnc Signal Box as an Assistant Controller 1963-64 until closure of box in September.
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