Letter of Commendation for Engine Driver - Tom Chamberlain

On 18th May 1958, Engine Driver Tom Chamberlain, was in charge of an express passenger train from Marylebone to Leicester. On approaching Leicester Goods South and although the signals were correct, Tom noticed that the cross-over points were incorrectly set. Taking evasive action to slow and stop the train, Tom managed to inform the signal man prior to the arrival of a fast train on the up line (London bound). For his decisive action, Tom was given a commendation from the Motor Power Officer of the British Transport Commission (see image record L3546 for Tom’s letter describing the incident).

Digital Reference: L3547
Creator: E H Baker, British Transport Commission - 16th September 1958
Contributor: Alan Errington
Type: Typed letter, 255mm
Format: 200mm, 255mm
Copyright: Alan Errington
Source: Alan Errington (part of Leonard/Errington Collection)