Cover photo: Garsdale Plaque unveiling.
Tim Calow, Chairman of the Aire Valley Rail User Group, explains the thorny problems of railway franchising. And in answer to a correspondent, Peter Eastham, Secretary of Ribble Valley Rail, gives a resumé of the story so far in relation to the extension of services north of Clitheroe.
This issue also sees two very important articles by men who worked on and over the S&C. Rodney Hampson describes his life as Stationmaster at Dent in the 1950s; he introduces us to a whole way of life that has now disappeared. Harry Knight worked as a footplateman over the line and shows us another way of life which has also disappeared and which had hardships and toil far removed from the romantic notions enjoyed by the many who think that driving a steam engine was a life full of glamour.
The full magazine is normally available for download when the following one comes out. As a member of FoSCL you receive the printed version four times a year.
- History of FoSCL
- Building the line
- Historic operations
- Historic Structures
- Guided Walks