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Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire ??“ 20th November 1972

 

A day out on the train starts with a ride on class 120 Swindon Cross Country DMU M50654 from Nottingham to Newark Castle

Class 08 (3577, 3789), class 20 (8002/06/44/72, 8134/52/72/87), class 25 (5212, 7630), class 45 (41/62/90, 102/20), class 47 (1826/27/76, 1950)

At Newark Castle was local area class 08 pilot outstationed from Lincoln shunting the yard

Class 08 (3136)

After a walk across town to Newark Northgate it??™s a ride behind class 47 1110 to Lincoln St Marks station

Class 25 (5281), class 47 (1110, 1559, 1761)

A short walk takes us to Lincoln Central station for a ride on the Harwich ??“ Manchester boat train behind class 37 6717 to Retford

Class 03 (2022/26, 2129), class 08 (3205), class 31 (5549, 5633), class 37 (6717/86, 6872), class 40 (252)

The next few hours are spent at Retford

Class 31 (5580, 5614/80, 5811/33), class 40 (254/74/79), class 47 (1102/05/09, 1500/04/07/09/12/17/31/38/42, 1625, 1763/70/72/84/88/94/96, 1885, 1900/83), class 55 (9001/02/07/08/09/10/15/16/18)

After a day at Retford we head for home behind class 47 1504 to Newark Northgate and after another walk across town to Newark Castle a ride on the Lincoln ??“ Crewe mail train behind class 31 5549 to Nottingham

Class 08 (3363), class 31 (5549), class 47 (1504, 1806)

 

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22 November 1970

 

Worcester Locomotive Society Sunday coach trip from London. 400 locos for the day, all the Class 44s, over half the Class 50s and over 25% of the Class 20s.

 

Stoke (Cockshute) Stabling Point

 

Class 47 ??“ 1744,1852

Class 08 ??“ 3113,3217,3292,3471,3763,3798,3800,3861

Class 24 ??“ 5003,5008,5014,5015,5030,5053,5058,5064,5075,5084,5089,5135

 

Crewe Diesel Depot

 

Class 40 ??“ 290,295,297,319

Class 50 ??“ 402,404,407,408,409,410,414,417,418,421,425,426,431,434,435,438,443,444,446,448

Class 47 ??“ 1616,1625,1626,1664,1682,1708,1716,1730,1750,1755,1839,1845,1962

Class 08 ??“ 3098,3462,3467,3868,4143

Class 24 ??“ 5007,5016,5020,5021,5022,5035,5040,5046,5054,5077,5085,5145

Class 25 ??“ 7632,7675

 

Crewe Station

 

Class 40 ??“ 314,320

Class 50 ??“ 405,412

Class 47 ??“ 1963

Class 08 ??“ 3031,3032,3585

Class 81 ??“ E3006,E3007,E3012,E3013

Class 82 ??“ E3048

Class 85 ??“ E 3057

Class 86 ??“ E3104,E3111,E3128,E3133,E3134,E3141,E3149,E3166,E3168,E3172,E3175,E3178E3181,E3186,E3198

 

Crewe Works

 

Class 40 ??“ 225,242,263,276,280,294,349,363,364,365,368,376,398

Class 50 ??“ 416,422,429,432,442,445

Class 47 ??“ 1500,1501,1506,1507,1523,1567,1583,1586,1595,1637,1672,1706,1728,1736,1751,1764,

1771,1820,1835,1842,1858,1873,1909,1961

Class 08 ??“ 3095

Class 37 ??“ 6933,6956,6975

Class 20 ??“ 8002,8011,8014,8015,8019,8020,8114,8115,8149

Class 11 ??“ 12055,12084,12085

Class 81 ??“ E3017,E3019,E3023

Class 82 ??“ E3046

Class 85 ??“ E3065,E3070,E3072,E3073,E3088,E3085

Class 86 ??“ E3107,E3130,E3153,E3159,E3178

Class 73 ??“ E6036,E6037

Class 76 ??“ E26033,E26041,E26045,E26051

 

Withdrawn ??“ 12093,E26005

 

Derby Works

 

Class 45 ??“ 11,15,31,89,90,97,119

Class 46 ??“ 146,169,183,192,193

Class 08 ??“ 3569,3696,3740

Class 24 ??“ 5012,5144

Class 25 ??“ 5205,7509,7547,7613,7618,7630,7642,7663,7664

Class 27 ??“ 5404,5407,5408,5409,5413

 

Derby Stabling Point

 

Class 44 ??“ 6

Class 45 ??“ 13,14,18,21,48,63,64,66,68,69,70,80,81,103,119,134

Class 46 ??“ 140,150,189

Class 47 ??“ 1661

Class 03 ??“ 2130,2383,2387,2388

Class 04 ??“ 2258

Class 08 ??“ 3027,3053,3085,3090,3115,3246,3291,3400,3571,3581,3792,4115,4116,4153,4154

Class 24 ??“ 5088

Class 25 ??“ 5227,5234,7504,7514,7518,7605,7607,7614

Class 11 ??“ 12059,12062,12091

 

Derby Etches Park

 

Class 45 ??“ 62

Class 46 ??“ 162

 

Toton Shed

 

Class 44 - 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10

Class 45 ??“ 20,40,50,77,86,91,96,99,107,114,115,127,132

Class 47 ??“ 1688,1692,1696,1710,1712,1724,1737,1748,1806,1821,1854,1855,1859,1861

Class 08 ??“ 3044,3058,3249,3345,3362,3390,3402,3505,3514,3852,3996,3997

Class 25 ??“ 5226,5229,5238,5246,5249,5268,7502,7510,7524,7557,7560,7658,7664

Class 31 ??“ 5660

Class 20 ??“ 8006,8009,8016,8035,8036,8038,8043,8069,8074,8075,8076,8081,8087,8088,8096,8118,8121,8122,

8136,8140,8142,8145,8146,8147,8150,8159,8161,8164,8168,8170,8174,8176,8179,8180,8182,8185,8188,8190,8191,8195

 

Burton Shed

 

Class 45 ??“ 36,59,109

Class 46 ??“ 179

Class 08 ??“ 3025,3050,3059,3789

Class 25 ??“ 5225,7515,7588

Class 20 ??“ 8040,8071,8112,8134,8135,8151,8152,8158,8167,8169,8171,8181,8183,8194

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November 28, 1964 ??“ back to Eastfield (the steam side at least).

 

Fairburn tank - 42142, 42224, 42690

Stanier tank - 42622

Hughes/Fowler mogul - 42863

Stanier 5 - 44670, 44815, 44824, 44867, 45057, 45211, 45234, 45321

Ivatt 2 mogul - 46451

B1 - 61008, 61116, 61140, 61342, 61396

J37 - 64563

J38 - 65916, 65933

Standard 5 - 73078, 73105

Standard 4 tank - 80027, 80057

Class 46 - D173

Class 20 - D8089

 

Quite a few ???foreign??™ engines on the way to or from works ??“ from Annesley, Crewe South, Derby, Holbeck, Low Moor, Speke Junction, Stockport Edgeley and Stoke.

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This Day in History ??“ Manchester/Bury/Crewe 28th November 1970.

 

In 1970 the class 83 and 84 electric locomotives were all taken out of traffic pending an upgrade to there electrical control equipment. Most were stored at Bury in what is now I think Ian Rileys works. On this November day in 1970 I ventured north from Nottingham to Bury to track down these stored locomotives and this is what I saw that day.

Nottingham ??“ Bury: class 08 (3029/34/37, 3404, 3769/71/73/84, 3860), class 20 (8008/12, 8101/41/92), class 25 (5270/74, 7585), class 31 (5655), class 37 (6718, 6809), class 40 (213, 385), class 44 (2), class 45 (26/75, 108), class 47 (1783/85, 1828, 1900), class 86 (E3158).

In store at Bury were:

Class 76 (E26000), class 83 (E3024/25/26/27/28/29/30/31/32/35/98/99), class 84 (E3036/37/39/40/41/44/45). Present were twelve out of fifteen class 83 locomotives and seven out of ten class 84 locomotives.

Following on from Bury I paid a visit to Reddish MPD and noted the following:

Class 25 (5153, 7548/94), class 40 (226), class 76 (E26002/09/10/17/24/35/40/42/46/56).

I now headed for Crewe and back to Nottingham and stopped off at Crewe MPD and noted the following:

Class 08 (3801), class 24 (5007/22/32/38/41/60/79, 5142), class 40 (211/29/32/33/43/67, 320/44), class 47 (1540, 1615/18/23/89, 1708/15/45/55, 1808/34, 1943/45/58/60/63), class 50 (406/07/14/15/21/24/26/29/30/31/33/38/43/47/48).

Finally the journey back from Manchester to Nottingham produced: class 03 (2386/98), class 08 (3032/33, 3105, 3279, 3585, 3984, 4035, 4143), class 24 (5008/89), class 25 (5203), class 37 (6964), class 40 (274/89/98), class 45 (45), class 46 (141/54), class 47 (1628, 1947), class 50 (405/13/34), class 81 (E3012/20/21/96), class 85 (E3074/81/86), class 86 (E3105/14/16/28/30/32/40/45/48/57/63/68/78/86/89/91). Of note in addition to the class 83 and 84 locomotives are the fifteen class 50??™s on Crewe MPD representing 30% of the class and the now withdrawn E26000, the original class 76 dating from 1941 which would be broken up at Crewe in October 1972.

 

A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

 

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On this day (Fri. 29th Nov.) 1963, saw the working week ended with 30048,30107,30108, & 30667 working the Bomo West to Wimborne trains on sets 605,609,615, & 616.biggrin.gif

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On this day (Tues 1 Dec 1981), Leicester between 1345 and 1430:

 

stabled: 20037/043/044/045, unidentified 08s

on test from Derby: LEV-1 975874

on St Pancras trains: 45106/131/132

on Norwich/Birmingham: 31244

light engine; 25294

ECS: 25268

 

On this day (Wed 1 Dec 1982), Leicester

at 1430:

Norwich/Birmingham: 31412

stabled DMUs: 51269, 56413, 50195, 59113, 50177 - Norwich-based

 

and later the same day 1982, Leicester between 2020 and 2210:

on freight: 31318 (mixed VB freight), 31165 (ferry wagons), 45102 (one ferry van), 25057 (Ketton cement), 47360 (mixed AB freight)

on St Pancras train: 45111

mail: 31182

parcels: 25260, 45135

light: 47361

 

The only unusual thing in all that was LEV-1. Derby test trains did provide some interesting workings to Leicester.

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This Day in History ??“ Toton ??“ 6th December 1970

 

On this day thirty eight years ago it was out with the push bike for a sixteen mile round trip to Toton for a ???bunk??? round the shed. This is what was there that day:

class 08 (3021/29/34/58, 3249, 3345/62/63, 3400/02, 3514, 3852, 3996), class 20 (8009/13/42/43/44/47/66/70/71/74/77, 8125/35/36/42/43/57/58/60/62/63/66/67/68/72/73/75/78/83/84/86/87/95), class 25 (5171, 5232/42/45/50/51/52, 7508/15/25/36/56/61, 7605/20/51), class 44 (2/4/5/7/8/10), class 45 (20/46/55/72/85, 103/04/08/18/23/31/35), class 46 (140/47/52/58/62/81), class 47 (1513, 1629/85/94/95, 1802/04/29/46/49, 1964).

A total of ninty seven locomotives present. Of note are 1513, one of the original batch of twenty class 47??™s which did not often stray from the ECML, the ill fated 7605 which would be destroyed two years later just ???down the road??? at Lenton South Junction and the high number of class 46 peaks (six) which were usually not that common.

In this collection are a couple of shots of Toton then and now and some of the above locomotives later in there careers.

 

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This Day in History ??“ Toton ??“ 6th December 1970

 

On this day thirty eight years ago it was out with the push bike for a sixteen mile round trip to Toton for a ???bunk??? round the shed.......A total of ninety seven locomotives present. Of note....the high number of class 46 peaks (six) which were usually not that common.

 

So was this 1971 (not 1970) or was it 39 years ago? ;)

 

If it was 1970 it is interesting to compare it my visit the previous Sunday when 103 locos were on shed - see post #27 above. The biggest difference is the respective numbers of 45s and 46s a week apart. Interestingly there were no 46s on shed the on the 22/11/70.

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Saturday 7th December 1974

In 1974 the norm was to go spotting once a week on a Saturday morning, except in school holidays and the summer evenings. Today 35 years ago the novelty of the TOPS renumberings that had taken place over the past 12 months was beginning to wear off slightly, although our beloved hydraulics were never to receive this treatment thankfully.

 

Today I noted the following at Bristol Parkway

25 052, 31 154, 37 290, 45 020, non-TOPS peaks 42 and 57, 46 012, 47 093/110/244/250/472/475/505/510/513, Westerns D1025 Western Guardsman, D1035 Western Yeoman and D1065 Western Consort.

 

Some recalls from these numbers. 25 052, which was a Bath road engine at the time had been coupled to sister engine 25 220 during the summer of '74 and was engaged in a variety of duties but I do remember them shunting ballast at Stoke Gifford dump. The Westerns on Saturdays were still going strong despite the withdrawals of the past 18 months. D1035 was one of the last I copped of the working engines, and remember we had to turn back on departure to get her number as we could see the freight from South Wales approaching. Most wessies by this time were hauling freight, although some were on the Fishguard boat trains and sometimes on Swansea/Cardiff-Paddington runs. Bristol Parkway had a slightly different mix of motive power seen on a daily basis compared to say Temple Meads. We had the South Wales traffic and freight to Avonmouth which always brought a mix of LMR and ER based machines including split box 37s, foreign 25s and 31s and the occasional pair of class 20s.

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This Day in History ??“ Toton ??“ 6th December 1970

 

On this day thirty eight years ago it was out with the push bike for a sixteen mile round trip to Toton for a ???bunk??? round the shed. This is what was there that day:

 

Sorry for the confusion regarding my ability to calculate the number of years between 1970 and 2009. The advancing years must be getting to me. The year quoted is correct ie 1970.

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This Day in History ??“Crewe/Liverpool ??“ 7th December 1973.

 

A day trip to Liverpool

Nottingham ??“ Liverpool: class 03 (2399), class 08 (3028/47/56/90, 3174, 3217/92, 3351, 3467, 3570/84, 3694, 3801, 3909/68/70, 4098, 4143/53, 08622), class 20 (8065, 8149/64, 20032, 20171), class 23 (5901), class 24 (5047/52/55/62/63/79, 5141), class 25 (5193/96, 5214/31, 7541/56/82, 7610/48, 25284), class 40 (233/35/41, 313), class 45 (20/24, 102, 45112), class 47 (1859, 1952, 47484), class 50 (428, 50016), class 82 (E3048), class 84 (84002), class 85 (E3070), class 86 (E3130, 86005/12, 86209/22)

Liverpool Exchange: class 08 (3033, 3579)

Crewe: class 08 (3105, 3291, 3763, 3800, 4115), class 25 (5225/64, 7521/57, 7671), class 40 (224, 310), class 47 (1820/43, 47445), class 50 (407), class 81 (81012), class 82 (E3053), class 83 (83002/11/14), class 85 (E3061/86/95, 85018), class 86 (E3101/08/27/48/82/92, 86001/02/11/17, 86207/08/11/12/17/22/24)

Crewe ??“ Derby: class 08 (3833), class 24 (5056, 5134), class 25 (25300), class 31 (5553), class 47 (1855), class 85 (E3078), class 86 (E3142, 86220)

A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

 

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On this day in History, Swansea to Didcot 151276

 

OK a few days down...The hilite a by then rare "Whizzo" out of Swansea! Still remember the big yellow front of 1023 backing on at High St, front coach compo soon bagged! r...

 

15/12/76 We

253007, 253001, 1023p-H 1423 Swansea-Cardiff, 08942,

87A

47506,03120,08484,03141,08819,08578,08661

Briton F

08651

87B

08360,37305,47225,47162,47495

Bridgend

47146

Llantrisant

253008,37251

Canton

08350,08192,31216,47121,37196,37285,08351

Cardiff Central

46026p,37218fr,47241ba,37185o,37231l,37240cs,253017,47250o,47119frl,37308/37301/37304io,

08580sh,47421o,47540p,37143l,46016l,31110pa,37196l,47119l,37306l,45028p,253010,47146l,253002,08822,47060l,47263pa,47069pa,37227l,1023p-1705 Newport-Swansea,47504H

Newport

37224,37138,37180,45022,253017

Severn T

08654,08487,37253

Tunnel T

4.20

Parkway

50005,

Swindon Works

56175,1062,818,51929/52042/51407/59517/51261/51295/55025

Swindon Stn

46025,31295,37183,08485,50041,08839

 

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This Day in History - Christmas Holiday in Scotland and the North East - 28/29th December 1973

 

A two day trip starts with the overnight train from Nottingham to Glasgow behind Peaks 127 to Leeds and 42 from Leeds over the Settle and Carlisle to Glasgow. Observed in the night were: class 08 (3021, 3295, 3379, 3566, 3741, 3909, 4146), class 20 (8034/84, 8140/69/77), class 24 (5132), class 25 (5166, 25211/66), class 31 (31308), class 40 (356/69), class 45 (62, 127, 45007), class 46 (164), class 47 (1110/11, 1563, 1767, 1855), class 50 (437).

On arrival at Glasgow our first port of call was Polmadie MPD, on shed were: class 08 (3386, 3733, 3891), class 20 (8079/89/93/96, 8117/25, 20080), class 24 (5001/08, 5147), class 26 (5315), class 27 (5397, 5405), class 47 (1935/46, 47349), class 50 (405/49, 50021/36). This was followed by a visit to Eastfield MPD, on shed were: class 08 (3393, 3536, 3728, 3899, 4095, 08143, 08719/63), class 20 (8041/78, 8112/18/21/24, 20110/23), class 24 (5009/15/16/18/19, 5150, 24073), class 25 (5157/58/60/74, 25019), class 26 (5340), class 27 (5350/53/55/58/62/65/71/72/76/82/88/93/95/96/97, 5410/12, 27008/36/37, 27119), class 37 (6845/47/55), class 40 (351/64).

We now head to Edinburgh push-pull with two class 27??™s, observed were the following: class 08 (3241, 3731/38/39), class 20 (8086), class 24 (5006/71), class 25 (7580/91), class 26 (5326, 26017), class 27 (5371/88/93/97, 5410/15), class 37 (6838/52), class 40 (280, 367), class 47 (1541, 1766, 1875, 1973/76), class 55 (9006/07/17).

At Edinburgh its out to Haymarket for a tour of the shed where we see the following: class 08 (3888/90), class 20 (8019/85, 8322), class 24 (5066/94, 24065), class 25 (7576), class 26 (5309/22/24), class 27 (5392, 5404/09/11, 27118), class 37 (6838/52), class 40 (294, 358/62/68), class 47 (1102, 1514, 1635, 1975, 47436), class 55 (9004).

The next day was spent ambling down the East Coast back to Nottingham with ???stop offs??? at Newcastle and York. The following were seen that day: class 03 (2058/64/68, 2102/04/53/65/70/72, 2397/99), class 08 (3090, 3246/51/93, 3319, 3406, 3503/70, 3672/87, 3937, 4146, 08707), class 20 (8020/70), class 24 (24110), class 25 (5228/41), class 31 (5620/31/53/62/78/81/91, 5820/44), class 37 (6702/03/09/10/46/58/61/62/66/69/75/79, 6865/93, 6912), class 40 (206/27/39/52/58/77/84/85/94, 348/52/63/96, 40159), class 45 (31/33/56/58/68/76, 109, 45002/04), class 46 (150/69/71), class 47 (1105/09, 1502/04/05/18/23/36/50, 1969/70, 47289/90), class 55 (9000/02/11/17/18).

 

As can be seen by December 1973 the TOPS renumbering scheme was starting to be applied in earnest. The other thing to note is how dependant the Scottish Region was at that time on Type 2 power fitted with Sulzer engines.

 

A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

 

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Cardiff to (i) Toton and (ii) Tinsley

 

Saturday, 2nd. January, 1971

 

The usual way to use up my Christmas and Birthday monies, the 'M.O.' was to purchase a Cardiff - Birmingham day return, then pay excess fare to Sheffield, as it worked out cheaper ! We would catch the 0705 Cardiff - Gloucester (invariably a Cl.120 Swindon Cross Country)and then change to a 'Peak' hauled S.W. to N.E. service, jumping off at Derby and catching a DMU to IIRC Stapleford & Sandiacre and bunking the shed from the river/canal bank.

.

Tinsley would be a full on assault, walk right in.

.

I recall that on the journey home we found out about the tragic loss of life at Ibrox Park during that day's 'Auld Firm' derby match.

.

Brian R

 

86A Canton

1070

1597, 1603, 1662, 1912, 1922

6608

7046, 7053, 7084

 

Cardiff General

1044, 1064

1715, 1924, 1936

7090

 

86B Newport Ebbw Jct.

5181+5182, 7624+7625

6982

 

86E Severn Tunnel Jct.

3189, 4162, 4170

7043

 

Lydney

1738

 

Gloucester including 85B Horton Rd.

23, 60, 136, 157, 180

1051

3994

6327

 

Bromsgrove

1796

7027

 

Birmingham New St.

3955

E3035, E3085, E3130, E3133, E3155, E3163, E3164

50677+59300+50730, 50335+59123+50312

006, 053

 

2E Saltley

1713, 1967

3167

7515, 7525, 7607, 7644

 

Washwood Heath

1822

8040, 8047

 

16F Burton

17,

3050, 3059, 3180, 3400, 3790

5244, 7508

8043, 8045, 8162, 8178, 8191

 

Derby

42

2130

3246, 3351

7649

50451+59153+50501

 

16A Toton

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 29, 42, 43, 46, 48, 55, 56, 62, 67, 72, 76, 77, 82, 103, 116, 127, 128, 145, 163

1623, 1716, 1802, 1805, 1816, 1823, 1825, 1839, 1941

3026, 3044, 3090, 3340, 3514, 3996, 3997

5251, 5270, 7502, 7507, 7510, 7513, 7514, 7520, 7530

5809+5827

6821+6829

8003, 8015, 8037, 8057, 8042, 8066, 8067, 8072, 8115, 8121, 8133, 8139, 8141, 8144, 8157, 8158, 8159, 8160, 8169, 8175, 8176, 8179, 8181, 8182, 8183, 8186, 8192, 8198, 8199, 8153+8165, 8140+8195,

 

Derby

20, 40, 44, 191

1632, 1786

5227

E3033, E3038

5834+5854

50670+59287+50744, 50652+59281+50709, 50777+50810

 

Chesterfield

5684+5802, 5803

7657

 

Sheffield Midland

61, 181

50033+56033

51835, 59693, 59092, 56126, 50372

 

41A Tinsley

47

281

1512, 1731, 1793, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

3289, 3336, 3580, 3702, 3707, 4501, 4502

5229, 5295+7526,

5534, 5538, 5551, 5567, 5685, 5822, 5830, 5858

6782, 6784, 6788, 6789, 6790, 6802, 6803, 6805, 6806, 6812, 6815, 6824, 6827, 6828, 6860, 6861, 6863, 6959

8007, 8020, 8025, 8057, 8059

DB975018+DB975019

E26018

 

Sheffield Midland

21, 33, 69, 158

50008+56019, 50011+56026, 50016+56038, 50022+56036, 50029+56029, 50048+56048, 51246+56129, 51427+51497, 51444+56141, 51818+59700+51839, 518xx+59704+51841, 52071+59810+52081

 

Sheffield to Derby

1521, 1862

3571

 

16F Burton

3059, 3180, 3789,

8009, 8043, 8045, 8162

 

Birmingham New St.

11, 29

1024

1643, 1748

3774

7517, 7607

E3122

005, 006, 055, 056

50110+59016+50074, 50446+59157+50499, 50684+59272+50736, 51354+59506+51396, 55009

 

Bromsgrove

7026, 7027, 7028

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Day Trip to London ??“ 2nd January 1971

 

In the mid 1960??™s it was decided to concentrate all of the London Midland Region overnight sleeper services on Euston. This meant that the St Pancras ??“ Nottingham ??“ Leeds ??“ Glasgow sleeper became the Euston - Nottingham ??“ Leeds ??“ Glasgow sleeper. The route taken between Euston and Nottingham was West Coast Main Line to Northampton, then the freight only line from Northampton to Market Harborough and then the Midland Main Line to Nottingham. This lasted until the early 1970??™s when the sleeper service was cut back to start/terminate at Nottingham. A by-product of this was the ability in this period to use the seating accommodation of the Up service for a trip from Nottingham to London via the WCML, thus on the early morning of the 2nd January 1971 I board the train at Nottingham for the ride to Northampton behind D1686 where we change engines for E3126 for the run up to Euston. This is what I saw that morning on the run to Euston: class 08 (3024, 3228, 3776), class 25 (5218/47, 7531/32/36/57/58/99), class 37 (6720), class 40 (244), class 45 (16/45/96), class 46 (147), class 47 (1590, 1626/86, 1724, 1837, 1932), class 81 (E3012/15/16/22), class 82 (E3047/48/54), class 85 (E3063/64/66/77), class 86 (E3103/10/19/25/26/27/38/41/49/62/71/76/89/90). On arrival in London it was over to Waterloo for a hour with the following observed; class 09 (4104), class 42 (823), class 73 (E6025) and back to Kings Cross to see the following: class 31 (5593/95, 5606/26/42), class 47 (1503/17/19/20/35), class 55 (9008/10/16). The run back from St Pancras to Nottingham produced the following: class 08 (3022, 3304, 3575), class 25 (5215/25/32/50, 7550), class 45 (36/51/68/93/97, 102/27), class 47 (1634).

 

Of note is 823 at Waterloo which would not last the year as it was withdrawn in October 1971.

 

A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

 

http://pics-by-john.photoblog.org.uk/c1798854.html

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On this day in 1966 31639, and 34015 hauled an enthusiasts special, that started and ended at Waterloo, from Bournemouth Central to Bristol via the S&DJR.

Train consisted of Mk1's;- 4009,4018,4062,3945,4006,3930,3946,7894,3843, & 3977

45198, & 45292 were among those on shed at Bournemouth.

 

 

 

 

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Cardiff ??“ Toton 3rd January, 1977

 

Cardiff Central

37299

45022 (our train loco)

47178, 47338

 

Ebbw Jct.

08857

37138, 37214

 

Newport High St.

08780

 

Severn Tunnel Jct.

08119, 08587, 08654, 08848

31247

45063

47054, 47248

 

Tintern Jct.

37235

 

Lydney

47473

 

Gloucester

08826, 08661, 08796

31163, 31424

45015

 

Cheltenham

47377

 

King??™s Norton

08536

 

Birmingham New St.

08742

47090

86229, 86256

87010, 87027

 

Proof House Jct.

08103

 

Saltley Jct.

25145

 

Saltley SY

08920

25124, 25311

31126

 

Washwood Heath

08805, 08908

25259, 25271

 

Burton BU

08046

20041, 20194

47326, 47328

 

Burton Wagon Repair Depot

08623

 

Wetmore Sidings

20157+20189

 

Derby

08625

20022+20209

31127, 31306

45076, 45124

46044

 

Derby Research Centre

8598, 08612, 24061, 56012, 252001, 313062

 

Spondon

47041

 

Toton TO

20016, 20018, 20037, 20057, 20060, 20063, 20113, 20135, 20139, 20156, 20161, 20165, 20182, 20190

25101, 25268

31228

44002, 44007, 44008, 44010

45031, 45068

47365

56003

 

Long Eaton

45143 our loco back to Derby

 

Derby

08303, 08598

20162

37052

45026, 45106, 45110

 

Castle Donnington

20196 + 20???

 

Water Orton

25271, 25277

 

Washwood Heath

08805, 08908

45004

 

Saltley SY

08920

25124, 25134, 25141, 25264

 

Birmingham New St.

31169

45002

47479, 47484, 47535

85005

86211, 86225, 86232, 86235, 86241, 86255

87022

 

Cheltenham

45063

 

Gloucester

08638

25187

37191

45045

50035

 

Bristol Parkway

45027

 

Ebbw Jct EJ

37268, 37274, 37294.

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Day Trip to York ??“ 3rd January 1970

 

A day out from Nottingham to York

Nottingham ??“ Grantham ??“ York: class 03 (2075), class 08 (3044, 3239, 3512/19/37, 3996), class 10 (3650, 4056/78), class 20 (8001/13/39/75, 8142/53/58/62/72/79/87/89/90, 8304), class 25 (7523), class 31 (5527, 5839/48/52), class 40 (280, 394), class 45 (21/27/42, 136), class 46 (147/73), class 47 (1106, 1503/17/38, 1777, 1812/63/72, 1947/88), class 55 (9011).

York MPD: class 03 (2051/73, 2113/50), class 04 (2247, 2317/33), class 08 (3237/38/44, 3318/19, 3726/39, 3872, 4044), class 20 (8031, 8302/03/04/05/07/08/09), class 24 (5096, 5149), class 25 (5170), class 37 (6925/50), class 40 (253/67/71/75/79, 301), class 47 (1102, 1519/74, 1894/95, 1985/92), Departmental No.84/86, Steam 60019, 60532.

York Station: class 03 (2063), class 08 (3874), class 20 (8015, 8301), class 37 (6738, 6866, 6949), class 40 (251/83), class 45 (68), class 46 (148/78), class 47 (1100, 1502/13/19/46, 1615, 1984/87/97), class 55 (9004/12/17/21)

York ??“ Grantham ??“ Nottingham: class 31 (5528), class 55 (9007).

 

Of note are the two departmental Ruston and Hornsby 4W diesel mechanical shunters 84/86 which surviving until 1976.

 

The three class 04??™s had all been withdrawn during the previous three months and would all be sold for industrial use with 2247 sold to Duport Steel works, Briton Ferry until eventually falling out of use and being broken up on site in September 1979, 2317 sold to the National Coal Board for use at Cortonwood colliery until eventually falling out of use and being broken up on site in September 1986 and 2333 sold to Ford and used at Dagenham until eventually falling out of use and being broken up on site.

 

A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

 

http://pics-by-john.photoblog.org.uk/c1799315.html

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Cardiff - Manchester & Liverpool

4th. January, 1978

Cardiff

 

08850

25221(our loco to Crewe, failed before departure)

45016

37203, 37284

47001, 47070, 47121 (our loco dep. 0600), 47236, 47283

 

Long Dyke

08352, 08822

47170

 

Hereford (0709-0713)

47509

 

Shrewsbury (0818-0821)

40025, 40044

46017

47086

50206+56058, 50402+56152

 

Crewe

08068, 08468

24036, 24073, 24091

25063, 25089, 25159

40032, 40109, 40176

47244, 47266, 47337, 47350, 47438, 47441, 47526

81012

85001, 85029

86001, 86010, 86210, 86219

87009, 87022

013, 023, 034

50228+56164

 

Crewe - Manchester

08633

 

Stockport

08599

40185

 

Levenshulme

005

 

Longsight

81017

86026, 86237

003, 015, 042

 

Manchester Piccadilly

08891

86037, 86204, 86231, 86242, 86257

50160+59536+50201, 50351+56106, 50358+56113, 50434+59141+50481, 51903+56486

59403+59503+59603, 59407+59507+59607 (Manchester, Glossop & Hadfield 1500v DC units)

 

Manchester Piccadilly - Redish

08604, 08820

40033, 40112, 40169

76033

86022

50356+56111

 

Reddish Depot (1130hrs)

08737

24022

40027

76002, 76004, 76013, 76014, 76016, 76029, 76043, 76048, 76050, 76051, 76052, 76054, 76055, 76057

50354+56109

59401+59501+59601, 59402+59502+59602, 59405+59505+59605

083

 

Ashburys

76040

 

Manchester Piccadilly

86204, 86214, 86257

87018

50136+56093, 50351+56106, 50358+56113, 51827+59693+51835, 55996

 

Manchester Victoria

40091, 40112

47122 (our loco to Liverpool Lime St.)

50456+59164+50508, 50467+59175+50519, 50469+59177+50521, 50472+59180+50524, 50754+50787, 50968+56251, 50982+56265, 51948+52063, 51836+59702+52067, 51945+52060, 51958+51978+59765+51964, 52070+59808+52079,

65450+77171, 65451+77172

 

Edge Hill

08689

 

Liverpool Lime St.

08887

40058

47444

83008, 83015

86219, 86221, 86231, 86235 (our loco to Crewe)

51913+56495, 51914+56273, 51923+52042, 51928+52048, 51932+52044

50256+59531+51973+59772+51974+51955

51850+59722+59717+51858

041

 

Note the Trans Pennine unit

 

28679+29709+29278

 

Hamilton Sq.

28682+29712+29281, 38388+29829+29133, 28376+29822+29146, 28383+29840+29150, 28385+29839+29152, 28683+29713+29282, 28394+29836+29141, 28380+29825+29135,

 

Edge Hill

08838

40003

83008

 

Allerton

08290

83006

 

Halewood

81014

85022

 

Ditton

08628

 

Crewe North

08633, 08843

Crewe

08068

86103

013, 081

 

Crewe Diesel depot

08468

24036

25063, 25121, 25166, 25168

40102

81012

82002

85040

 

Crewe South Yard

08080

25061

 

Stafford

08382

47195, 47358

86248

87031

009, 025

 

Wolverhampton

08083, 08765

25245, 25253

50197+59128+50xxx, 51174+56xxx

059,

 

Soho

073

 

Birmingham New St.

08742

31160

45029

46029 (our loco to Cardiff dep 1825)

47160, 47335, 47512

50023

86228, 86239, 86259

87015

50070+59026+50095, 50079+59351+50121, 50311+59129+50812, 50340+59124+51110, *50854+56296+50907*, 50860+59438+50913, 50865+59372+50921, 50866+59374+50919, 50885+59029+50832, 51131+59441+%11??, 51133+59443+51146, 51136+59528+51149

007, 010, 022, 047, 073, 080

312201, 312202, 312203

 

Several of the usual mis-formed Tyseley DMU sets

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On this day in history 050176

 

Straight from the book, Classic WCML, X means on Bletchley flyover. The 31/55009 combo is a ped dragging a bubble!

 

5/1/76

Bletchley

25222l,08085sh,25143ch,85032p,25070/25239l,87001p,50391/56146,85005frl,86245p,86258p,87010p87034p,86004p,029,86229,81004p,86013rm,85021fr,85031l,37035p,86218p,86250p,87009p,

31117es-x,47356frl,86037p,87030p,86026p,86038p,87020frl,56148,50393,86239p,08085/55009,

87023p,86257p,81003frl,86244p,86255p,86009p,85017fr,87013p

Depot

51867,59671,51861,51680,51882,59743,51863,59665,59656,51674,56149,50393,59654,08160,51658,

51893,59753,56295,25221,08221,59663,59667,59678,51857,59669,59651,51877,59756,51657,51656,

50861,79098,08629,51897,51679

Station

039,029,25309frl,86217p,25176fr-x,31117/55009es-x,47455frl,86251p,85036frl,86229p,86258p,86004p,86207p,86231p,87008p,87034p,25309frl,86039p,85027pa,86244p,25311l,86227p,86223p,86219p,86257p,81020o,25176fr-x,25071es,86239p,86254p,

86255p,86235p,87023p,86250p,87010p,85009frl,86247p,86216p,86233p,87025p,87011p

 

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This Day in History ??“ Nottingham/Toton ??“ 28th January 1973

 

On this day thirty seven years ago it was out with the push bike for a twenty four mile round trip to Nottingham and Toton for a ???bunk??? round the shed. This is what was their that day.

Nottingham: class 08 (3036, 3175, 3340/90, 3777), class 20 (8006/14/39/44, 8136/48/58/61/73/81/82/85), class 25 (5224/49, 7619), class 45 (12), class 46 (165), class 47 (1825/54).

Toton: class 08 (3021/29/39/44, 3345/62/63, 3400/02, 3505, 3788/89, 3997), class 20 (8012/15/37/59/71/76, 8111/15/40/45/52/60/62/64/66/72/74/77/95/96/99), class 25 (5237/83, 7539/67, 7606), class 31 (5601, 5853), class 37 (6713, 6942), class 44 (1/3/4/5), class 45 (40/63/68/73/76/77/81/86/94, 102/03/05/14/22/30), class 47 (1631/97, 1710, 1808/10/24/32/34/39, 1960).

A total of twenty four locomotives stabled at Nottingham and seventy two locomotives present at Toton. Of note is the fact that the sidings around Nottingham could support at this time five class 08 pilots outstationed from Toton (two at the Central Materials depot, one at Wilford Road yard, one carriage pilot and one spare)

 

A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

 

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I didn't manage to post this yesterday, I'm not going to wait another year

 

Outside Oxford 30/1/1965

 

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A couple more at: Slide scans 1965

 

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On this day in History ??“Nottingham/Grantham ??“ 6th February 1971

 

A trip over to Grantham produced the following.

 

Class 08 (3037/56, 3363, 3402), class 20 (8077), class 25 (7509/57), class 31 (5674/75, 5812/52), class 45 (38/68/69/98, 113), class 47 (1500/04, 1698, 1811/59).

 

At this time 5674 and 5675 where part of a batch of five class 31??™s (5671 ??“ 5675, 31243 ??“ 31247) fitted in 1965 with tablet catchers mounted within cab recesses to aid single line working on the High Dyke ??“ Stainby iron ore branch (south of Grantham) and could usually be found in the 1960??™s and early 1970??™s out-stationed at Grantham.

 

A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

 

http://pics-by-john.photoblog.org.uk/c1811954.html

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On this day in History - Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - 7th February 1970

 

A visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (preceded by a stop off in Bradford to sample one of the last trolleybus systems still in use). Engines recorded that day are:

 

Ex British Railways

USA 0-6-0T, 30072, Ivatt 2-6-2T, 41241, Midland 1F 0-60T, 41708, Midland 3F 0-6-0 43924, Stanier Black Five 4-6-0, 45025, 45212, L&Y 0F 0-4-0T, 51218, J72 0-6-0T, 69023.

Ex London Transport

GWR 0-6-0PT, L89 (5775)

Ex Manchester Ship Canal

Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T, 31, 67

Ex English Electric

Diesel electric 0-6-0 shunter, D0226

Ex I.C.I

Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST - 2226

 

A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

 

http://pics-by-john.photoblog.org.uk/c1812281.html

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On this day in History ??“Toton ??“ 15th February 1970

 

On this day forty years ago despite it being the winter it was out with the push bike for a twenty mile round trip to Toton for a ???bunk??? round the shed. This is what was seen that day:

class 08 (3039/58, 3345/62, 3852/59, 3996/97), class 20 (8005/06/34/38/39/44/59/60/61/71/75/76, 8112/35/40/46/48/54/68/76/94), class 25 (5226/47/67, 7604/54), class 44 (9), class 45 (13/38/41/68/83/87/94, 100/10/16), class 46 (159), class 47 (1522, 1612, 1803/12/22/23/27/31/57/62, 1961).

 

Although a Sunday only fifty seven locomotives and only one class 44 seen which suggests I got ???slung out??? half way round. A number of the above locomotives were photographed later in their careers and can be seen in this collection.

 

http://pics-by-john.photoblog.org.uk/c1814982.html

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