25 Years Ago Archive - June 1978

1977 to 1980 were the peak years of my photographic activity, and this page gives me an opportunity to show a single image, taken 25 years ago this month. Images will change every month, and will not appear elsewhere on the site - although the train or working may do so.

24082 at Chester 30/06/78

Another month goes by and 24082 is once again working the extra passenger diagram along the North Wales Coast. This is the 16:42 from Llandudno to Crewe arriving at Chester on Friday 30th June 1978. See last month's picture for more information on this working.

Just visible to the right is Chester No 4 signal box. This controlled the junction between the Holyhead and Birkenhead lines, and most of the signals in the picture. Chester had 6 signal boxes at this time working a mixture of semaphore and colour light signals - more details on the Chester page.