stuart russell

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  1. I seem to remember the Station Master at Sawley Junction (Mr Manning?) telling me in the early 1960s how the Royal Train would sometimes stop overnight on the North Curve, and on one morning Royal Protection coppers wandered into the station asking where they could buy fresh bread. Don't know if that's true or not! In the 1950s the pair of Victorian wooden waiting shelters at the top, on opposite sides, had gas lights. Now they have been replaced by a pair of modern monstrosities.