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Trainspotters on the Castle Keep Overlooking Newcastle Station 1950

Trainspotters on the Castle Keep Overlooking Newcastle Station 1950

A gang of trainspotters on the Castle Keep overlooking Newcastle Central Station in August 1950. All are wearing short trousers, some have their school peaked caps and blazers on, normal schoolboy attire for 1950. What looks like a Class V2 loco is departing for the north on a passenger train.

This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

Map Co-ordinates Latitude 54.96882 : Longitude -1.610591

Date Photo Taken 08/1950
Uploaded 14/05/2013
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Stephen Tyley said on the 03/02/2015: Comment
The boys are probably on a school trip, judging from their smart uniforms. The light grey blazers most likely the royal blue of the Newcastle Royal Grammar School. The Castle Keep stands like a medieval signal box above the diamond crossing at the east end of Central Station and still offers an excellent viewpoint for trainspotters, while safely segregating them from the hazards (?!) of platform ends. Many ticket inspectors were notoriously reluctant to allow young trainspotters inside the barriers, even with platform tickets.

Simon Bradley said on the 04/07/2015: Comment
Definitely the Royal Grammar School. There was correspondence about the photo in the old boys' magazine about five years ago, and some individuals were even identifies.

Stephen Town said on the 01/04/2017: Comment
A bevy of properly dressed schoolboys. Brilliant photo

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