The Old Potts Railway




The Old Potts Railway

Songs of Railways Past


Mark Dowding & Chris Harvey

Track List

The Old Potts A Job For Life A Servant of the Company*
Alice White Stanier 8F*** Moses of the Mail
Station People The Last Days of Steam* In the Sidings
Last Train*** Ais Gill** No Use For Him*
Requiem*                                                     Slow Train

Mark Dowding - Vocals, Guitar , Banjo

Chris Harvey - Vocals, Keyboards

* These tracks have been featured on Mark's other CDs but have been augmented here by Chris's accompaniment

**This track appears on "Travelling Tales"

***Main vocals by Chris

This CD was produced at the request of the Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust to coincide with a concert that Mark & Chris performed for the Trust on 17th June 2006.

The title song was commissioned by the Trust and written by Mark and Chris and will hopefully be used as their anthem to promote the works of the Trust in building a Heritage centre/museum at Abbey Foregate and restoration work of the Shropshire and Montgomery Railway - affectionately known as "The Old Potts"



The CD can be obtained from Mark for 12.50 which includes p+p

All proceeds will go towards the SHRT funds.

Please make cheques payable to "Mark Dowding" and send to:

Mark Dowding

28, New Acres


Nr Wigan



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Shropshire and Montgomery Railway No 1 Gazelle or "Coffee Pot" and Coach

at Shoot Hill Platform (for Ford's Heath)- 23rd April 1939

Built as a 2-2-2T in 1893 by Alfred Dodman, Kings Lynn

Rebuilt as 0-4-2WT by Bagnell in 1911

Photograph courtesy of Russell Mulford collection