These pics remind me of my days as railway fireman at Willesden M.P.D. in the early 1960's. Carlisle Milk Trains were relieved by 1A men just outside Willesden shed by the Willesden A sidings on the up goods line, frequently I have been the fireman in the 1A crew relieving probably Carlisle men. Sadly with the demise of steam traction the Loco was sometimes a Stanier Duchess or a Jubilee on a train of six or so milk tanks for U.Dairies Mitre siding at the top of north pole bank. After the train had been disposed of the same Loco would go light engine to Euston to pick up empty coaches for cleaning and servicing at stonebridge park carriage sidings, quite a demeaning task for such majestic express Locomotives.
Alan Whitehouse the A1 fireman from the 1A Shed