We began to construct the Tracks through Grantham website in the summer of 2016. Over the past three years or so the site has expanded to the extent that it can be quite difficult to find what you're looking for. Even we, in our role as editors, occasionally get lost among the pages!
So we've just installed as a trial an interactive Sitemap which we hope will help to make navigation simpler. The new page is here.
It's not yet perfect and we have some ideas to make it better, but we'd welcome feedback before we take it further. Please use the Contact Form on the page.
John and Mel
One of our contributors recently let us know about a rather magnificent photograph which has just appeared on Twitter. It was taken at Grantham station in 1949 or 1950 and shows the last GNR Ivatt 'large Atlantic' to remain in service, Grantham shed's No. 62822, taking the empty stock of a Boston or Lincoln train out of platform 2 and past the Yard signal box.
The owner of the picture has kindly allowed it to be added to one of our Yard Box pages. To see it, follow this link and scroll nearly half way down the page.
We introduce the crew, their O2 locomotive and a short but intensively used section of the East Coast Main Line as we ride on the footplate with Colin Walker between Grantham South and Highdyke. Travel back to a winter's day in the early 1960s to join them on our latest new page here.