D6109 in Traction magazine
Posted 27 August 2010 - 22:23
Posted 27 August 2010 - 22:43
Thanks for that Dave.
Not sure about 6109 Jim, but 6129 was definitely in BFYE by April '68. There are photos of it in David Cross's 'Heyday of The Scottish Diesels". His dad photographed it near Spean Bridge then.
Hope this info is of use.
The reason I'm hunting D6109 is because it was the only class 21 to get that livery. All the others are class 29 rebuilds.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 23:03
Yeah your right! I rememeber in the classic diesel and electric mag that ran for a short time Adrian Curtis said there was just one piccy of it in colour and the owner wanted silly money to publish it, so he didn't. That was why I was supprised to see it in Traction (If I wasn't dreaming!) and also dissapointed that before it was repainted it was fitted with route boxes so it looked similar to a 29. I know I'm been pedantic here, but I really want to know if I did see it or not!
I'll keep my eyes peeled Jim. I think that one's going to be a bit of a 'Holy Grail'...!
Posted 28 August 2010 - 12:37
Posted 28 August 2010 - 19:53
Looks like Bob has saved everyone else the trouble. I would not have remembered where the photo was anyway, certainly not the Railways Illustrated one.
I'm 95% certain there was a pic of D6109 in Traction, but only a small one, and could have been accompanying a letter. It was certainly published in view of its significance as the only blue 21 (I understand it got a partial rebuild and had some of the bodywork differences). Cant help with the issue number but a PM to RobertCWP might bring forth that info - IIRC he commented at the time. It may even be in a post on the old forum, though it probably wouldnt be the easiest thing to search for
Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:05
Interesting! I dont take Rail or Railways Illustrated so it can only have been in Traction, or possiably Railway Magazine where I saw it.
Mmm, thinking on and despite what I said earlier, it could be the 'Rail' shot I'm remembering - it's a mag I hardly ever look at otherwise. So dont spend all day looking at Traction on the strength of my memory
Posted 14 September 2010 - 14:32
A few years ago I think, there was a good colour picture of an NBL class 21 D6109 in BR blue with full yellows. Now I've tried looking back through my issues all the way back to 2000, but I must have missed it. Can anybody confirm that that picture was in an issue of Traction? or have I just lost the plot completely!
I still haven't found the photo, but still looking. I'm looking forward to a full Traction archive sometime soon, to make this process easier!
Posted 06 December 2010 - 12:01
Posted 26 January 2011 - 17:19