Britain's First Black Train Driver

Jamaican-born Wilston Samuel Jackson (1927 - 2018), the fireman of class A3 4-6-2 No 60082 'Neil Gow', waits for right of way to return to the top shed at King's Cross Station, London, 17th May 1962. That same year, Jackson became the first Black train driver in Britain, going on to drive the Mallard locomotive and the Flying Scotsman and Elizabethan services. In 1966, he emigrated to Zambia, where he continued his train-driving career. Photograph by Colin T Gifford. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
Jamaican-born Wilston Samuel Jackson (1927 - 2018), the fireman of class A3 4-6-2 No 60082 'Neil Gow', waits for right of way to return to the top shed at King's Cross Station, London, 17th May 1962. That same year, Jackson became the first Black train driver in Britain, going on to drive the Mallard locomotive and the Flying Scotsman and Elizabethan services. In 1966, he emigrated to Zambia, where he continued his train-driving career. Photograph by Colin T Gifford. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
Britain's First Black Train Driver
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Colin T Gifford / Contributor
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SSPL
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17 May, 1962
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