I AM seeking recollections from former Southern Region train drivers, fireman and fitting staff regarding their former working days on the Bulleid Pacifics in the days of British Railways.
My research is for a new book of working memories, either bad or good. It will be about the original or rebuilt versions of this remarkable class of locomotives, from staff representing all of the former Southern Region sheds, including Brighton.
Not all of the Southern sheds were allocated the Pacifics, such as my former shed at Yeovil Town but, nevertheless, we worked on them daily.
The book will probably be the first to feature anecdotes and recollections from most, if not all, of the former Southern Region locomotive sheds. Please write to me or email me at email@example.com.
DEREK PHILLIPS 3 Whitcross Barwick
Yeovil Somerset BA22 9TQ