1G06 and friends remembered 1983-1984
Thanks to Trev Rolfe for the photos
Sundays quite often saw class 40 action into Birmingham New St in the early 80's with 1G06 1425 ex Manchester Piccadilly a regular producer of a whistling beast.
Other services also produced with 1G60 0825 Manchester - Birmingham another good producer. Add in the drags and Inter Regional traffic and Sundays were sometimes
a rewarding day to be in the West Midlands.
The G06/G60 tradition finally ended in the last week of regular class 40 fleet activity. 40044 working 1G60 0825 Manchester - Birmingham New St on Sunday
January 20th 1985. The steaming 40 then worked 1E08 1616 Birmingham - York. The very end saw 40012 off a tour the previous day work 1E08 on January 27th
ending a long tradition of New St 40's. 40145's occasional railtour workings through New St does help bring back those happy early 1980's memories, long may it continue!