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Friday, 8 May 2020

Bygone North Pole Express

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:
No.2 & Cochrane preparing to leave Marley Hill for Sunniside with a NPE
Passengers rush past the 6 wheeled waiting room to the grotto on the Poppleton saloon
Entertainment at Sunniside by Morris dancers, possibly with Peter & Eileen on fiddle
The clown checking tickets at the North Pole, with grotto & waiting room swapped
A later year has the North Pole with grotto & waiting room at the south end of Andrews House, two locos bringing the train from Marley Hill via Sunniside
The photos above are courtesy of Ian Cowan 

I'd be pleased to hear from anyone who can confirm the dates of the photos, or has other early NPE photos.

Cutting from Gateshead Post 8 Dec 1988 courtesy of Tommy Knox
Cutting from Journal 11 Dec 1989 courtesy of Tommy Knox

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