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Ex Skinningrove Works Men 1960

Ex Skinningrove Works Men 1960

Skinningrove Works Pensioners on a sight-seeing tour of the new Sentinel locomotives, we don’t know whether they are retired loco men though. Derick Pearson seems to remember the colour scheme was a rather dark, possibly racing green.

Left to right: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Sam Thackery, Frank Simonds, ??, ??, ??, ??, Mr J Husband.

Jason Thornton-Saunby advises: ”My dad, Philip Saunby, says that seventh from the left is Frank Simonds and the group are all ex-loco men. He confirms that the loco colour were indeed racing green.” Whilst Terry Robinson adds this update: The photo was taken in July 1963 outside the new loco shed when the Sentinel locos arrived at Skinningrove, nine locos in one train coming direct from the Sentinel factory in Shrewsbury. The tenth loco (no 3) was already on the works for crew training.”

Thanks to Derick Pearson, Philip Saunby and Terry Robinson for the update and names.

3 comments to Ex Skinningrove Works Men 1960

  • Derick Pearson

    First right is Mr J Husband and 6th from left is Sam Thackery.

  • Jason Thornton-Saunby

    My dad, Philip Saunby, says that seventh from the left is Frank Simonds and the group are all ex-loco men. He confirms that the loco colour were indeed racing green.

  • Terry Robinson

    The photo was taken in July 1963 outside the new loco shed when the Sentinel locos arrived at Skinningrove, nine locos in one train coming direct from the Sentinel factory in Shrewsbury. The tenth loco (no 3) was already on the works for crew training.

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