A look at the 1980s children’s comedy series
We received a call from 1985 at East of the M60 HQ. All we did was enter a few numbers into our Prestel account. Instead, it gave us details about the Manchester Victoria trains to Leeds. I knew in 1985 this meant Class 45s and Mark II carriages.
“Goody” I thought “Stalybridge to Leeds on a proper train.” Then I looked on the teletext style graphics. Three words of doom:
Rail Replacement Buses.
Rail replacement buses between Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge. That meant trains via Calder Valley. “Oh well” I thought “There’s always the 220 or 221.” Then my father saw the screen. The first words he uttered was:
“Your Mother wouldn’t like it…”
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