Tales of the rails and other minor indiscretions

Tales of the rails and other minor indiscretions. Earlier this year / last year in one of my regular contributions to ‘Bygones’ about the railways of Derbyshire, I recalled how well over forty years ago a friend and myself journeyed to Central Europe to view their rail systems and the last of the Continent’s regular steam loco workings. Within this piece I outlined a minor indiscretion, whereby as very young men we had collected returned coins from malfunctioning left luggage boxes and spent the proceeds on a welcome last meal before our return home to the UK and the East Midlands. As we spent the collection in the rail station cafe at the time, I looked upon the matter as little more than

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