Photo:Train driver Thomas Moody

Train driver Thomas Moody

Evening Standard

Driver of the First Boat Train after W.W.2

By Tony Tomlin

Thomas Moody 27/12/1879 – 19/6/1952 (my grandfather)

He drove the first Boat Train out of London in 1945. The photo shows him shaking hands with, I understand, a director.

On the back of a photocopy of the photo is written “Eve Standard Neg” and the agency address.

The engine is Atlantic H1 2038 Portland Bill.

I would be grateful for any more information.

Does anyone know what the string, which appears to be coming out of the Director's hat was for? I also appears on a similar photo of an Atlantic engine else where on this site.

Click on picture for a more detailed view.


This page was added by Tony Tomlin on 27/08/2020.
Comments about this page

Reading your Article on your Grandfather reminded me of my Grt Grandfather Levi Moody, who lived in Brinkworth Wiltshire then moved to Kingston near Lewes.

I was doing some family research at St Marys in Tarring and found a small cross for Alice Moody.

Initially I thought it was my relative but now realised no connection.

Wondering if she was connected your family and whether you were aware of the cross.

If you are interested please contact me. 

By Mel Allen
On 01/09/2020

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