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 Richard Hardy Remembers

M&GN Joint Railway Society Oral Histories - No2

Richard Hardy was formerly the District Locomotive Superintendent of BR Eastern Region.

This recording covers his home background and education, with an enthusiasm for railway, which led to an apprenticeship with L.N.E.R. at Doncaster at the beginning of the second world war. His appointment as supernumerary Forman at Kings Lynn and South Lynn in 1947 gave him the experience of the M&GN network and working with a staff of unique railwaymen with an individual outlook. Later he was Shedmaster at Ipswich and found the special qualities of the Suffolk railway workers. All this in the days of steam, just before diesel power and the rising costs changed working procedures completely.

Track 1  Early days and training at Doncaster 9:26
Track 2  Learning to drive and fire  8:29
Track 3  Profile of Leslie Parker  6:44
Track 4  Stratford to Kings Lynn  15:11
Track 5  Oil burning tests at Kings Lynn  6:00
Track 6  Shedmaster at Ipswitch  7:19
Track 7  Two stories about Ipswitch  6:17
Track 8  Ipswitch Out Depots  4:41
Track 9  Mid Suffolk Railway  2:19

Produced by :- M&GN Society Publications, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA

© Copyright Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society 2003

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Download link is provided on completion of PayPal checkout, all track are encoded as 160kbps mp3’s, total play time is 66:26 minutes

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The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society is the supporting charity of (and major shareholder in) the North Norfolk Railway, which operates a 5¼ mile heritage railway from Sheringham to Holt.

The Society actively works to preserve, display and operate a wide range of historical artefacts which include four steam locomotives and many unique carriages and wagons.

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