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Amiable station dogs were a familiar sight collecting for injured railwaymen, but for one poor night porter it was far from a pleasant encounter. Picture by Pat Young.

A railway ghost story

Imagine, if you will, that you have recently left school at the age of 14 and you have got a job as one of ‘the lowest of the low’ on the railway.

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A Virgin Voyager diesel train designed for routes which are not wholly electrified. Picture by John Wylde.

The stop-go progress of electrification

In 1955 the Modernisation Plan for British Railways was based on the assumption that all main lines would be electrified as soon as possible, that steam trains would be eliminated within a decade, and that diesel trains would plug the time gap.

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