B.R. AND N.C.B. 1960s STEAM MONOCHROME: 35mm - Ironroad

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

A pair of North Blyths' J27s 65885 and 65834 quietly simmer, stabled around the turntable. We had been chased by the old drunken codger stabling the locos. He accused us of being management 'spies'.He later relented and let us help him stable the J27s - one of which he could not stop hitting the chocks on the road off the turntable due to having no steam for the brake! There was virtually no light to speak of. The light from the mess room was all that was available - that added to the drama of the scene!