Mike Wells brought his Warship class loco to Andy's yesterday. There was an article about in the G1MRA journal recently and every time I see it in person I get caught up gawking all over again. And then I get to thinking...
In 1981 I lived in Thurso Scotland and attended a DOD residential high school in High Wycombe England, so my first day of school started with an twenty-two hour train trip in a sleeper car instead of a school bus. Way cool time for a train loving teen embarking on a great adventure called junior year. I can remember being fascinated how different their trains were from those US ones I grew up with. Our trip started mid morning at the Thurso station and taking the four hour train to Inverness, where we had a good five hours to "explore" while waiting to board our sleeper to finish the journey. The locomotives used seemed to be class 45 or 46, perhaps both.
I am hoping someone out there might have knowledge of the routes and assignments and could give me an educated guess which locomotive pulled my trains. Thurso to Inverness first leg, Inverness to London. Any information or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.