Leeds nostalgia: Tie-ing knots in history back in the year 2000

FILE>>>Paul Milligan of Filey with a scale model of a Transpennine Express presented to him at Scarborough station by driver Alistair Stanyon (left) and regional director Peter Cushing (right) to celebrate 21 years of rail travel in which time he has clocked up over 100,000 journeys.
FILE>>>Paul Milligan of Filey with a scale model of a Transpennine Express presented to him at Scarborough station by driver Alistair Stanyon (left) and regional director Peter Cushing (right) to celebrate 21 years of rail travel in which time he has clocked up over 100,000 journeys.
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Train driver Alistair Stanyon featured in our pages back in 2000, principally for his extensive collection of ties - he had 322 of them and tried not to wear the same one twice in one year.

His favourite bit of neckwear was one which showed a picture of the London Underground.

The 40-year-old father-of-two from Bridlington, worked for rail company Northern Spirit.

He said: “My children think I am crackers. I wear a different tie to work every day and change it when I get there and on the way home again. People do make a fuss about which tie I am wearing.”

The rail enthusiast added: “I love everything to do with railways, working on them is like a paid hobby.”

Stars in the dark skies at Gisburn Forest.

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