The following photographs were all taken by John Price.

 John was born in Connah’s Quay in 1947 and lived in Prestatyn until 1972 when he started work with Wimpey Laboratories in
Southall as a geotechnical engineer and then moved to Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in 1978 and was involved with
the verification of foundations for offshore oil and gas platforms.

John’s interest in railways started with a Hornby 0-gauge clockwork loco, moving on to a Tri-ang 00-gauge model railway and then
in the late 1950s to trainspotting at Prestatyn station and rail trips with the North Wales Runabout Ticket.

Rail trips then expanded in the early 1960s to include all the UK from Scotland to the Isle of Wight with many motive power depot
trips organised by the Merseyside Branch of the Railway Correspondence and Travel Society.

The RCTS organised Sunday visits to Crewe Works and Crewe North and South MPDs were made in the company
of John Hobbs and Dennis Kerrison, who, to the John's immense gratitude, did the driving.

He still maintained an interest in railways during his working life, despite the limited number of steam locos around, and was
fortunate on overseas trips to be able to photograph steam locos in Australia, Paraguay and Peru.

John still has an interest in railways, model railways and railway photography, mainly in the UK and France, and is a member
of the Model Railway Club and the SNCF Society.”


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LMS ‘A Handbook for Steam Railway Locomotive Enginemen’, December 1931, issued to Llandudno Jct. Steam Shed. Does anyone recognise the name under the stamp?


The front two pages of an LMS ' A Handbook for Steam Railway Locomotive Enginemen ' - December 1931 is reproduced below.
Can anyone identify the name under the Llandudno Junction Steam Shed stamp?

BR Class 5MT 4-6-0 No. 73157 crosses St Melyd golf course in Prestatyn propelling the morning freight train for Dyserth on 18th May 1963.
 The photo was taken from by the Fish Cave, a disused mine working, in the hillside above Prestatyn.
 The club house for St Melyd Golf Club, to the upper right of the locomotive, was being completely rebuilt at the time.

LMS Class 5MT 2-6-0 No. 42710 passes Foryd Junction, Rhyl, with a westbound parcels train during August 1963

LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 No. 45348 leaves the Denbigh branch at Foryd Junction, Rhyl, with the 09:30 Denbigh to
Rhyl freight train (9D37) during August 1963

An EE Type 4 1Co-Co1 passes Foryd Junction, Rhyl, with the 09:20 Crewe to Holyhead during August 1963

BR Class 2MT 2-6-2T No. 84003 passes Foryd Junction, Rhyl, westbound light engine during August 1963

BR Class 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76089 leaves Prestatyn with the 07:08 Wigan to Llandudno on 4th August 1962

LMS Class 8P 'Coronation' 4-6-2 No. 46240 'City of Coventry' approaches Prestatyn with the 07:30 Holyhead to
London Euston, 'The Emerald Isle Express', on 4th August 1962.

LMS Class 6P5F 'Jubilee' 4-6-0 No. 45561 'Saskatchewan' approaches Prestatyn with a relief from Leicester to Llandudno on 4th August 1962.

BR Type 2 Bo-Bo No. D5006 approaches Prestatyn with the 06:40 Coventry to Llandudno on 4th August 1962

LMS Class 5MT 2-6-0 No. 42957 approaches Prestatyn with the 07:47 Birmingham to Llandudno on 4th August 1962.

LMS Class 2MT 2-6-2T No. 41276 approaches Prestatyn westbound light engine on 4th August 1962.

LNER Class 5MT 'B1' 4-6-0 No. 61166 approaches Prestatyn with the 11:15 Llandudno to Sheffield Midland on 4th August 1962.