Page 14 of Heritage Railway issue 235 shows a young locomotive crew with a combined age of 43 years on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, querying if this is the youngest crew ever.
On October 24, 2016 on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, driver Robson Hewitson, aged 21 and fireman Phil Akester, aged 19, crewed No. 80136.
With a combined age of 40 years they were the first ex-junior volunteers to form a complete loco crew and were at that time the youngest NYMR loco crew.
In 2017 this record was beaten when fireman Douglas McNicoll aged 17, (who passed out in 2016, aged 16 as the youngest fireman on the NYMR), and driver Robson Hewitson aged 22, crewed
No. 44806 on August 21, with
a combined age of 39.
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