- 2000-10-10 in Hope
footplate, cleaner, fireman, driver; Beeching closures; locomotives; diesels; Flying Scotsman; Childhood family experiences, moving around; father, a miner; interest in Arts & Crafts; first job, book-binding apprentice, printing firm at Wombwell; interest in train spotting; applied for cleaner's job because of higher pay; cleaner at Mexborough; made redundant, 1959, transfer to Shoeburyness as fireman, Dr Beeching; lived in lodgings; fired Stanier tank engines on LT&S route; worked "on loan" at Plaistow; transferred to Doncaster as fireman; fired over all routes, on all classes of steam locomotive; lodging at Kentish Town; transferred as driver to Sheffield; worked diesel multiple units and HSTs on Midland mainline; disillusioned with diesel engines; request for redundancy declined; retired on ill health; last firing turn, Doncaster-King's Cross on Flying Scotsman, when owned by Alan Pegler. d.o.b. 1940-10-01, railway work 1956-1990, Mexborough; Shoeburyness; Plaistow; Doncaster; Kentish Town; Sheffield; Midland mainline. 3.1496 x 2.8346 x .315 in.