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Driver John Hilton   Comments: 5
Photo: Tony   Item #: 31731  
Driver John Hilton
  John in his "work" office at Wallgate.  

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Comments by Geoff, 30th December 2019  
I was John's fireman on his first ever driving turn. We was delivering supplies to signal boxes in the Wigan area so nothing really difficult or exciting. That shift was notable as it was John's first driving turn... but it was my last turn as fireman as I was redundant at the end of the shift. John was a very good mate (Colleague) and a very agile goalkeeper for the Springs Branch football team.

Comments by Jarvo, 30th December 2019  
What year would that be, Geoff?

Comments by gibo, 31st December 2019  
did drivers have different uniforms in those days.

Comments by Geoff, 31st December 2019  
Hi Jarvo. 1968, when steam engines finished was the first time I was made redundant. Good observation Gibo!

Comments by E mc, 1st January 2020  
Did anyone know Bill Bootle.He was a train driver.Started working on the railway when he left school.He passed away about 7 yes ago?

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