Big Big Train highlight appeal for train driver immortalised in song

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Big Big Train have highlighted an ongoing campaign to have Joe Duddington, the train driver immortalised in the band’s song East Coast Racer (from 2013’s English Electric Part Two), awarded a gravestone in Doncaster’s Hyde Park cemetery.

“Two of the real-life characters that appear in our song East Coast Racer are engine driver Joe Duddington and fireman Tommy Bray,” explains Big Big Train’s Greg Spawton. “A charity appeal has been set up to ensure Joe (who was buried in an unmarked grave) has an appropriate headstone. The target is £2,000. Big Big Train has donated £100 and we would greatly appreciate donations from any BBT Passengers who have any money to spare in these difficult times.”


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