Unidentified B.R. Standard 75xxx was in fact Leicester Midland's 75060. (Photo has been found!).
Further locomotives I managed a footplate ride on at Towcester around 1960/1, were 44239, 44522 and 44535. (Old notebook located).
Just noticed that it will be fifty years on 3rd February 2014 since the Woodford West-Blisworth Ironstone Mine section closed completely. Wonder if Tesco could be persuaded to put a plaque up to commemorate it?
Does anyone know when the last freight operated through Towcester, presumably week ending Saturday 1st February.
I got to know the station well at the beginning of the sixties on summer holiday's at my grandparents (Grandad had worked on the SMJ and its predecessors…Continue