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Roy fired express trains on the main line from 1954 until 1960. In the mid-1950s each main line crew at Grantham was paired with another to share a regular locomotive. Roy and driver Charlie Hopwood had Class A1 No.60144 King's Courier. On 18th April 1963 this engine, by then of Doncaster (36A) motive power depot, is seen at the north end of platform 5 at Grantham, preparing to leave with a northbound express freight.
Photograph by Cedric A. Clayson.

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