46250 CITY OF LICHFIELD. On the penultimate day of 1963 I arrived at Upperby to find the stand-by being scrambled as the driver of the up Royal Scot had wired forward for a fresh engine at Carlisle, having decided to give up on his struggling Class 40. There were always a few headboards lying in the stores at Upperby and I raced round to find a ROYAL SCOT but to no avail. There were some that never came anywhere near Carlisle such as the MERSEYSIDE EXPRESS and the EMERALD ISLE EXPRESS but no ROYAL SCOT. The Upperby crew were to work forward as the second man on the diesel was not a fireman. There was no doubt that they were going to make up the lost time and here they are flat out on the climb away from Carlisle at Wreay South on 30th December 1963. This was probably the last steam working of this flagship train.