Two recent issues of Steam World have items which might interest Tracks though Grantham subscribers:
August 2021 (Issue 410):
- pages 24 to 27 is a four page photo feature titled Through Noel's Lens: Freight on the ECML. It's a selection of seven colour photographs by Noel Ingram, prolific recorder in the early 1960s of traffic on the East Coast Main Line between Grantham and Peterborough.
- across the top of pages 46 and 47 there's a shot of Grantham's A3 No. 60046 Diamond Jubilee departing from Leeds in August 1961.
September 2021 (Issue 411):
- at the bottom of page 26 there's a letter from David Rollins in Australia who recalls being fireman on a V2-hauled Up fitted freight which came to a halt near Saltersford with a broken side rod in May 1959. He describes how the incident was dealt with.
- pages 48 and 49 are a further two-page spread of Noel Ingram's colour photographs, this time five pictures of A4 Pacifics on passenger traffic titled Through Noel's Lens: 'Streaking' the ECML.
Friend of Tracks through Grantham Chris Leigh has recently resumed the role of editor of Steam World. We wish him well and hope that a sprinkling of Grantham-related content can be maintained.