Ex-Pat wrote:Can't help wondering if the 25's driver has stopped to buy an ice-cream?
This reminds me of a railtour I went on in JUNE 1992 called the Worksop Whistler that had been organised to coincide with an Open Weekend at Worksop Depot.
We visited local Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire collieries which are now long gone. The train was topped and tailed by double headed English Electric Type 1s (Class 20). We made an unscheduled stop at Edwinstowe (Notts) station for some reason. The station was on the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast line to Lincoln. It was closed years before but the station building and platform were still there. Loads of passengers got out of the train and were meandering round the station when all of a sudden the chimes of an ice cream van were heard. Up the station drive comes this ice cream van and parks up. It was a really hot sunny day and I think the guy sold out before we left.
A few years ago through a Derbyshire Railways group on Facebook I actually got in touch with one of the drivers on that railtour. He also remembered the ice cream van appearing out of nowhere and indeed the driver did have an ice cream that day.
Here's a couple of scans of the railtour programme.