Alex Scott. Wartime Footplate Man. Part One.
Alex Scott grew up in the 1930s a stone's throw away from Camden engine shed which was home to many of the famous steam locomotives which hauled the express trains of the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Alex became a cleaner at Camden in 1938 and quickly rose through the ranks to become a fireman and driver on the West Coast Main Line throughout the Second World War. He left the railway after the war but has been an enthusiast ever since driving trains on the Nene Valley Railway and acting as stationmaster at Sheringham on the North Norfolk Railway. Here in Part One of his story he talks about his family, growing up in Camden, and trainspotting from on top of the toilets at the Pembroke Castle pub.