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LNER Flyers from the Air

The article is in the September 2017 issue of Back Track and as the aerial pictures have come out quite small (a quarter the size of the originals) I thought I'd show them here a bit larger; the panoramic scope of the images and the size of the prints have quite a "wow" factor. There's also a little more as the magazine cropped the pictures around the edges (hard to avoid when placed in the corners of the page). Here's a general view of the whole thing, I'm afraid that you'll have to buy the mag to read the text! :)

BT Sep 2017

The aerial views are accompanied by the captions as-penned and are just the basics: the whole story, some of it controversial, ran across the two pages.

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LNER A3 Pacific No.2746 Fairway heads the down 'Flying Scotsman'. (Author's Collection).

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Another view of Fairway, believed to be between Arlesey and Biggleswade. (Author's Collection).

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The up 'Silver Jubilee' crossing the viaduct at Digswell. (Author's Collection).

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In the text I went over naming policy for:

stations
signal boxes
viaducts

I did not say that Digswell Viaduct has been misnamed by rail fans "from the station name" but that they:

"... introduced "Welwyn Viaduct", linking it, station-name-like, with a village or town further away, not the actual place where the viaduct stands. "


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