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Thread #30973   Message #3825993
Posted By: Snuffy
12-Dec-16 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Wreck of the Old 97
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wreck of the Old 97
97 was the Southern Railway's Fast Mail train, and the locomotive hauling it on the day of the crash was #1102. The company could be subject to severe penalties for failing to keep to the schedule laid down by the US Mail

Presumably train 38 would be a normal passenger service, where punctual arrival on time was not so crucial.