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RH8 Leeds Central. A GC C14, excellent superheated engines whose only fault was the low pressure of 160psi which was soon 100 if things went wrong. A slow to Castleford with L-R Hugh Gibson, a premium apprentice a couple of years younger than me, a splendid railwayman in the making who learned all he could in his spare time. Fireman George Kirk who came from Colwick to Ardsley and eventually moved to Maldon (Essex) where he was a driver-in-charge until he died in his early 60s when I was DMS at Liverpool St. His wife ran the Chelmsford refresh. Driver George Lunn of Ardsley was a GC man from Wakefield, moving to Ardsley when the shed was closed after the grouping. George rarely drove and enjoyed firing while his 46 year-old mate took the opportunity with both hands.