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One of the enjoyments of my years in the Air National Guard was the opportunity to travel overseas to support military exercises and deployments. In July of 1987 I accompanied the 112th FG ( Pittsburgh, PA ANG) to England, for a three-week at stay at RAF Wittering near Peterborough. Naturally I availed myself of the excellent rail service, riding trains and taking a few photos. A major highlight was a visit to the National Railway Museum in York.

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#20-185 is approaching the station at Marsh.

18 Jul 1987

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An Inter-City 125 train.

Peterborough station.

18 Jul 1987

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On my way to London , I spotted shunter #06-889; it would be known as a switcher here in the USA.

Peterborough

18 Jul 1987

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#43-107 pulls out of the Kings Cross Station. Two other Inter-City 125 trains are under the train shed.

London

18 Jul 1987

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#43-107 at Kings Cross Station

London

18 Jul 1987

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A set of MU cars led by #150-148 is approachinig the Peterborough station platform.

25 Jul 1987

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#31-142 at the platform..

Peterborough

25 Jul 1987

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#08514

Doncaster

25 Jul 1987

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#47413

York

25 Jul 1987

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#47407 heads out of York.

25 Jul 1987

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Two MU cars with the beautiful York train shed in the background.

25 Jul 1987

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An Inter-City 125 train.

York

25 Jul 1987

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This Inter-City 125 locomotive, #43038, is named for the British National Railway Museum, which I was visiting this day.

25 Jul 1987

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#43157 is on the rear of a train pulling into the train shed.

York

25 Jul 1987

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A local train is at the platform under the spacious train shed.

York

25 Jul 1987

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The train shed at York.

25 Jul 1987

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A set of MU's under the train shed.

York

25 Jul 1987

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An MU train passes the Ketton interlocking tower. I came across this one day while out on a 45 mile bike ride through the British countryside.

Ketton

29 Jul 1987

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Interior of the Ketton tower.

29 Jul 1987