The Great Railway Cavalcade | Rocket 150 at Rainhill

Philbahn

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Found this on BBC archive
The Great Railway Cavalcade | Rocket 150 at Rainhill[/h1]
I was there. Can't be 30 years ago can It!It is an hour long so sit back
 

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I was there also. I was serving with the BTP and a large number were drafted in from all over the country to assist with the crowds.
I had a perfect vantage point lineside. Only feet away as the cavalcade went past.
I kept getting in the way of photographers who were not best pleased.
If I remember correctly the weather was almost perfect.
Happy memories.
 

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On our way back to Darlington Station, the taxi driver took us past the first station building in England presumably at Stockton?

No track there now though :thumbdown:
 

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Philbahn said:
Found this on BBC archive
The Great Railway Cavalcade | Rocket 150 at Rainhill [H1][/H1]
I was there. Can't be 30 years ago can It!It is an hour long so sit back

So, it was you standing in front of me........ I still have the tickets somewhere but my souvenir laser cut plaque has mysteriously disappeared.:-
 

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Rhinochugger said:
On our way back to Darlington Station, the taxi driver took us past the first station building in England presumably at Stockton?

No track there now though :thumbdown:

Ithink that is the case but the first purpose built passenger station was/is Liverpool Rd, Manchester.
 

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Brilliant, I enjoyed watching that - thanks for posting it. I didn't go to the event but I do have a book about the cavalcade somewhere.

Shame some of the footage of the APT was removed due to copyright - my young lad was intrigued by the APT - he's only seen modern stuff like Pendolinos and ICE-T.
 

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Rhinochugger said:
On our way back to Darlington Station, the taxi driver took us past the first station building in England presumably at Stockton?

No track there now though :thumbdown:

It was the first ticket office.They were going to knock it down but decided not to.It's between Thornaby and Stockton.
 

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On our way back to Darlington Station, the taxi driver took us past the first station building in England presumably at Stockton?

No track there now though :thumbdown:
The first passenger railway station was/is in Manchester now part of the Museum of Science and Industry.