1616 - Photo: Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society Image Archive.

A Gresley 'O2' 2-8-0 locomotive simmers in the sidings at Babworth goods shed on 13th August 1962 as one year old D9010 speeds the 1A35 10:00 Edinburgh - King's Cross "The Flying Scotsman" towards Retford. The class O2 locomotives were introduced in 1921 and remained in service until 1963, the first withdrawals made in 1960 - D9010, later named "THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERER", entered service on the 24th July 1961 and was withdrawn only twenty years later during December 1981. The scene at Babworth changed dramatically during the reign of the Deltics and another view circa 1976 can be viewed here.