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Friday 26th. February 1971

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My 'alma mater' - Cantonian H.S. Cardiff was located alongside the Penarth Harbour & Dock Line between Radyr and Cardiff, between the present Waun-gron Parc and Fairwater stations, the nearest railway landmark being Waterhall Jct (one of two in S.Wales).

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At lunchtime we'd adjourn to the South Wales main line near the former Ely (Main Line) station.

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Fri. 26/02/71

WATERHALL Jct (a.m)

1905, 6876, 7091

ELY (MAIN LINE)

846, 1016, 1051, 1922, 6875, 7033

WATERHALL Jct. (p.m)

6601, 6886, 7072

ELY (MAIN LINE)

1029, 6969+6973, 7098

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Well it was yesterday actually (26th Feb). On 26th Feb 1975 a class 25 and a BR inspection coach (steam heated!) were the last railborne vehicles to go out and back to Ilfracombe - nearly 5 years after the last passenger train.

 

Devonbelle

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Cardiff General

27th. February, 1971

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Cl.45/6 - 31, 137,

Cl.43 - 846,

Cl.52 - 1014, 1030

Cl.47 - 1611, 1645

Cl.08 - 4012, 4176,

Cl.37 - 6601,6910,6957,6978

Cl.35 - 7069,

Cl.116 - 50089+59039+50131, 50839+59347+50892, 50848+59356+50901, 51138+59448+51151,

Cl.120 - 50691+59277+50728,

Cl.119 - 51066+59425+51094

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Brian R

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On this Day in History – London – 28th February 1970

 

A trip to London and a tour around some London Motive Power Depots

Nottingham – St Pancras – class 08 (3026/44, 3304, 3400/04, 3773/88, 3864), class 25 (5216, 7508/15/16/27/28, 7608), class 45 (23/38/42/47/59/61/68/71/81/88/92, 106/18/23), class 47 (1103, 1637, 1808/56/88).

Stratford MPD – class 04 (2276), class 08 (3303/09, 3597, 4192), class 11 (12115/27/28/32), class 15 (8207/11/15/18/20/21/25/26/28/29/30), class 20 (8032/55/56), class 31 (5506/11/13/14/16/22/33/53/64/76/94, 5609/32/39/50/53/59), class 37 (6723, 6804/19/31, 6961), class 47 (1523/25/30, 1677, 1759/70, 1833/72/82)

Old Oak Common MPD – class 08 (3599, 3600/02, 3756, 3936/54/62/65/99, 4000/03/26, 4166), class 22 (6328/32/43), class 31 (5528/35/36/39), class 35 (7005/26/28/29/30/45/46/62/72/98), class 42 (803), class 43 (840/41/48/53/55), class 47 (1585, 1637/39/40/42/56/74/79, 1752, 1864, 1934/65), class 52 (1017/25/33/67)

Willesden MPD – class 08 (3847), class 25 (5183, 5271, 7534, 7660), class 47 (1849), class 81 (E3004/07/18), class 82 (E3046/48), class 85 (E3056/57/76/92), class 86 (E3104/11/44/54/66/70/73/80/81/95/96/98, E3200)

Willesden - Euston - class 08 (3015, 3849, 4132), class 25 (5270, 7537), class 81 (E3019/21/97), class 85 (E3058/71/72/81), class 86 (E3105/08/15/31/32/39/46/48/49/59/64/96)

Kings Cross – class 31 (5596, 5625/43/78), class 47 (1502/03/10/70, 1991/96), class 55 (9000/07/17)

St Pancras – Nottingham – class 08 (4117), class 45 (51/61/90), class 46 (140), class 47 (1521).

 

Locomotives of note are 2276 withdrawn seven months earlier in August 1969, but no broken up until May 1977, 12115 which would last in service for another seven months until withdrawn in October 1970, broken up in July 1972, 12128 which would last in service for another four months until withdrawn in July 1970, broken up in November 1971, 840 and 848 withdrawn in April and March 1969 respectively and both broken up within the next five months. All of the class 15 locomotives seen would be withdrawn en mass one year later in March 1971 with the exception of 8215 which was condemned in December 1970. Also of note is the lack of any class 83/84 locomotives which at this point of time were all being stored awaiting modification. This was also the first time I had seen class 31’s at Old Oak Common which were just being transferred in as replacements for the class 22 locomotives and later the class 35’s.

 

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/c1819493.html

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Cardiff to Bristol

Saturday 4th. March, 1972

 

The intention was to ‘bunk’ Marsh Jct. for the remaining stored ‘Warships’ and North British “six-three-ersâ€.

By this time 15 Hymeks had also been consigned to store there, displaced by the increasing numbers of BR Sulzer Type 2s (Cl.25) and Bruch Type 2s (Cl.31) several of the former being sighted at Newport and STJ with a number of the latter at Bath Rd.

By now we were used to the sight of Cl.25s in South Wales as they’d first arrived in late October 1970 – but Cl.31 5842 at Canton was a turn up, and a ‘cop’ for yours truly.

 

Cardiff General

1041

1584, 1753, 1911, 1915

3604, 3753, 3819

6957, 6996, 6997

7039 our train loco (Cardiff-Portsmouth Hbr)

 

86B Ebbw Jct.

1905, 1917

7011, 7085

5179, 5180, 7513, 7514, 7624

 

Newport

3593

 

East Usk Yard

1916

 

East Usk / Llanwern / Undy

1636

6987, 6988

7090

 

Severn Tunnel Jct.

1043, 1047

1697

3754, 4182

5182

 

Scrapyard near Stapleton Rd.

2123

 

Dr. day’s Bridge Jct.

1594, 1701

 

Bristol T.M.

181

1608, 1644, 1741

7007, 7068

 

82A Bristol Bath Rd.

147, 168, 171

818

1551

2122

3000, 3003, 3513, 3810

5695, 5824, 5826, 5828

7031,

7500, 7588

 

Marsh Jct.

815, 831, 867, 869

6308, 6319, 6328, 6330, 6334, 6337, 6348,

7003, 7008, 7013, 7021, 7025, 7040, 7041, 7043, 7047, 7051, 7056, 7057, 7065, 7067, 7078

 

Bristol T.M.

98, 158

1012, 1021, 1030, 1048, 1062,

1588, 1641

7019, 7038

51302+59469+51317, 51360+59512+51402, 51573+595??+51582, 55034

 

Lawrence Hill

21

 

Severn Tunnel East

1925

 

Severn Tunnel Jct.

1060,

1628, 1636, 1697,

3754, 4162, 4170, 4182,

5182, 5227,

6972,

7023, 7080

 

East Usk Yard

1902,

7091+7100

7511+7512

 

86B Ebbw Jct.

12

1601, 1723,

3185, 3189, 3806

5179, 5180, 7513, 7514, 7624

6944, 6987, 6988

 

Between Newport & Cardiff

1027,

1669,

3256

6992+6998

 

Cardiff General

141

1742

 

86A Canton (from footbridge)

40, 156,

1658, 1812, 1951

5842

6994, 6995

7093

 

 

Brian R

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3/3/73

Luton

131 6M16,78 1C08,7593/5212/107 0Z00,1874 1T41,3699,43 1E41,54 1C10,134 1C18,79 1P08,

1619 1M04,7663 0M45(br cement),23 1S68,64 1M11,1855 6E41,57 8O15,1854 1T40,38 1C23,

72 1C19,78 1D06,90 1M13,109 1E78,1996 6C35,83 1C26,1996 4S32,1619 1P10,1773 1Z94,

41 1M14,64 1E11,115 1M51,134 1D08,1737 1Z71,1787 6E56,125 1M15

 

Classic Midland main line, 1S68 is the St Pancras-Glasgow "Thames Clyde Express", 4S32 is the Luton-Johnstone cars, 7663 had worked the Dunstable cement from Luton, probably in 3 porions as booked

 

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Sheffield MPD’s – 4th March 1973.

 

A tour around the code 41 depots of the Sheffield area.

Shirebrook (41J): class 08 (3325/33, 4035), class 20 (8025/56/65, 8128/30, 8306/08), class 25 (5167/83, 5214), class 31 (5541, 5830/40/58), class 37 (6788, 6826/68), class 47 (1772/88/96, 1897, 1977/80/81/83).

Barrow Hill (41E) (Failed): class 03 (2389), class 08 (3209, 3401), class 20 (8314), class 47 (1629, 1784).

Tinsley (41A): class 08 (3015/32/35/37, 3288/89/93, 3310, 3405, 3574, 3659, 3897, 3981, 4034/39/47), class 13 (4500/02), class 20 (8020/23/59/60), class 25 (5169/71/74, 5228/29/33/52, 7562), class 31 (5548, 5819/52), class 37 (6724/36, 6800/05/08/24/27), class 45 (68/69/83, 131), class 47 (1101/09, 1773/79, 1863).

Wath (41C): class 08 (3060/61/62/63/64, 4032/33/37), class 25 (5175/84/85), class 31 (5583), class 37 (6789/94, 6803/22/36/61/63/67, 6915), class 47 (1785/97), class 76 (76006/07/08/09/13/18/23/25/30/36/38/48/50/55.

 

At least one hundred and twenty one locomotives in an area that thirty five years later you would be lucky to find five operational locomotives. Things to note are the abundance of class 25’s, (Tinsley had a batch of class 25/0’s on allocation at this time) and 3035 and 3037 which had been withdrawn the previous December and would be converted unsuccessfully into snowploughs ADB966508 and ADB966510 respectively, both broken up in 1979

 

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/c1820928.html

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A day late posting, sorry: March 6th 1966. Crewe trip and Crewe works. I was only 14, and have lost my notebooks from that era, so remember very little except seeing Duke of Gloucester waiting for scrap, or preservation, outside the paintshops at Crewe works, and long lines of Britannias at Crewe South.

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North West – 7th March 1970

 

A trip to Crewe and Liverpool.

Nottingham – Crewe – class 04 (2211/58), class 08 (3113, 3249/92, 3404, 3571, 3763/99, 3800/01), class 17 (8521), class 20 (8112/46/99), class 24 (5015/25/81), class 25 (5232/41/49/96, 7500/05/10, 7608/49/59), class 31 (5573), class 40 (310), class 44 (3/6), class 45 (47/57/67/80/81/99, 111/21/30/33), class 46 (169/82), class 47 (1532, 1617/30, 1736/98, 1829), class 81 (E3096).

Crewe Station: class 08 (3031, 3245/47, 3585), class 11 (12069), class 24 (5045), class 25 (5251), class 40 (226/47/49/87, 311/37), class 46 (150), class 47 (1620/25/27/91/92, 1751, 1837, 1905/55), class 50 (401/12/20/21/22/23/42/45/48/49), class 81 (E3011/13/16), class 82 (E3048), class 83 (E 3032), class 85 (E3058/60/62/63/78), class 86 (E3105/08/15/16/17/30/35/37/38/44/76/84/90/96/98/99).

Crewe Diesel Depot: class 08 (3291), class 11 (12091), class 24 (5002/17/27/30/31/33/47/54/80, 5146), class 40 (242, 339), class 47 (1550/62, 1712/14/31/53/55, 1848/52), class 50 (411/17/35/41/43)

Crewe – Liverpool: class 08 (3198, 3290, 3353), class 11 (12074/97), class 24 (5020/37, 5134), class 25 (5191/96, 5279, 7564, 7646), class 40 (270/97, 303/69), class 47 (1737, 1959)

Birkenhead MPD: class 03 (2372/83/85/88/93), class 08 (3102), class 24 (5010/58/78), class 40 (232, 321), class 47 (1635/86, 1802, 1957).

Crewe – Nottingham: class 08 (3109, 3351, 3577), class 24 (5023/64/91), class 25 (5247), class 40 (342), class 45 (14/45/68)

 

Withdrawn at this time were 2385 and 2393 which would be broken up in August 1970 and May 1971 respectively. Withdrawn within the next twelve months were 2211 (July 1970), 2258 (August 1970), 2372 (November 1970), 12069 (March 1971), 12091 (June 1970) and 12097 (March 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/c1822130.html

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On this Day in History – Derby Works – 10th March 1974.

 

Nottingham – Derby

Class 08 (3402, 3909, 08016/75), class 45 (25/41/48/64/92, 45106)

Derby Works

Class 08 (3047/92/94/98, 3100, 3264, 3763/88, 3846/48, 3977, 08281/86, 08612/50, 08760/95, 08832, 08907), class 09 (09011/14), class 17 (8521/98), class 24 (5145, 24029/34/44/49, 24104), class 25 (7551, 7648, 25033/95, 25198, 25207/65/69), class 45 (14/16/28/46/52/69/71/72/84, 123/24/37, 45013/17, 45122), class 46 (156, 46035/37/52)

Derby Etches Park MPD (16C)

Class 03 (2399), class 08 (08106, 08454, 08625), class 20 (8087, 8189/93, 20173/86), class 24 (5080), class 25 (5276), class 31 (31241), class 45 (26/53/66/75, 114/27/30), class 46 (46055), class 47 (47199)

Derby RTC

Class 23 (5901), class 28 (5705), class 43 (832)

 

Locomotives of note were ex Southern Region class 08’s 3092/94/98 and 3100 which were withdrawn and were about to undergo an overhaul having been sold for export to a Liberian company, LAMCo and 24049 which had been in the works for almost a year receiving a replacement cab with the later style roof mounted headcode box. This was following an accident at Kidsgrove when the No2 end cab was crushed back to the bulkhead with the bulkhead bent backwards into the boiler compartment.

 

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/c1823578.html

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On this day in History - Day Excursion to Plymouth - 11th March 1972

 

One way in the early 1970’s of travelling to interesting railway destinations on the cheap was to become a Notts County Football Club supporter for the day and use their football special train (Footex). Being in the old Division 3 at this time meant little risk of football hooligans and some interesting railway destinations. On this day thirty eight years ago Notts County played Plymouth away and I used the Magpies Footex for a trip to the South West and back with traction being provided by Peak 95 and in lieu of the match a bus ride/walk out to Laira MPD. Result of the match was a 1-1 draw.

 

Nottingham – Plymouth

Class 03 (2123), class 08 (3057, 3112/67, 3248, 3345/90, 3505/13/17, 3785, 3808, 4004/22, 4121/23/49/60/67/73/85), class 20 (8069/72), class 25 (5225/29/32/36/67, 7519/23/29/36, 7603/25/26/28), class 31 (5562, 5636, 5824), class 33 (6506/16/24), class 35 (7004/07/09/12/45/74), class 42 (813/24/66), class 44 (2/8), class 45 (16/23/30/47/59/69/75/85/88/94/95, 107/11/15/22/26/29), class 46 (156/62), class 47 (1540/44/83/99, 1603/08/23/33/75, 1740, 1805/33/54, 1910), Steam (46201), PWM652.

Laira MPD (84A)

Class 03 (2128/34), class 08 (4017, 4130/58/59/84), class 25 (7502/09/24/73), class 42 (811/20), class 45 (25, 118/34), class 46 (141/46), class 47 (1601/74), class 52 (1001/02/08/11/14/17/25/33/34/37/42/43/44/60/62/67/68/69/70)

Plymouth – Nottingham

Class 25 (7575), class 42 (805), class 47 (1590/97, 1741), class 52 (1021/59)

 

Locomotives of note: Class 03 2123 withdrawn in November 1968 and sold for industrial use at Bridgewater eventually broken up in November 1978.

 

The following class 35 and class 42 locomotives were withdrawn 7045 and 811/13/66 (January 1972) and the following would be withdrawn within twelve months 7007 (April 1972), 7004 (June 1972), 805 (October 1972), 7045 and 820 (November 1972, 7074 and 824 (December 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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March 14 1965 - a Sunday afternoon drive with Beattock as the destination. On shed (some already withdrawn):

 

Fairburn tank: 42060/129/169/214/688

Standard 4 tank: 80005

 

D303 went past on the mainline while I was going round the shed.

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On this Day in History – Toton – 15th March 1970.

 

A bunk round Toton MPD.

Class08 (3029/39/44/58, 3249, 3345/62/63, 3777, 3996/97), class 20 (8002/06/10/12/40/41/43/47/74, 8121/22/38/41/46/50/52/54/73/84/87/93), class 25 (5229/38/45, 7506/23, 7652), class 44 (1/3/4/7/8/9/10), class 45 (13/18/35/44/45/48/65/73/94, 105/06/17/22), class 46 (145/53/61/63/85), class47 (1624, 1718/31/36, 1847/58), class 50 (444)

 

Locomotives of note are the recent transfers from Scotland 8121/22 seen for the first time and class 50, 444, although this was not the first class 50 I had seen at Toton having seen 411 in 1968 or early 1969.

 

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/c1825421.html

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On this Day in History – Leeds/Bradford – 16th March 1974.

 

A day trip to Leeds and Bradford chasing Bradford’s shunting engines.

 

Nottingham – Derby

Class 03 (03397), class 08 (3025, 3246, 3363/90, 3400/02, 3998, 08454, 08760), class 20 (8097, 8138/62/78/93/96, 20062/63/64, 20146), class 24 (5034, 24104), class 25 (25099, 25169, 25207), class 44 (4), class 45(22/36/60/66/91, 102/25/27, 45008, 45106), class 46 (46025/52), class 47 (47202)

Derby – Leeds (127)

Class 04 (2326), class 08 (3310/81, 08244/59, 08369/86, 08497, 08749), class 25 (7554), class 31 (31119/23/47, 31253, 31310), class 37 (6833, 6926, 37246), class 45 (15/24/36/45/54/56, 45102), class 46 (46044), class 47 (47006/66, 47461, 47514), class 55 (55020)

Leeds Holbeck (55A)

Class 08 (3653, 08172, 08225, 08309, 08503/40), class 25 (25081/97), class 31 (31184, 31232, 31323, 31409/10), class 40 (313), class 45 (17/42/45/49/76), class 46 (46056), class 47 (47079, 47426),

Leeds Neville Hill (55H)

Class 08 (08748, 08875), class 47 (47361), class 55 (55017)

Bradford Exchange

Class 03 (03089)

Bradford Hammerton Street (55F)

Class 03 (03096), class 08 (08432, 08501)

Bradford Forster Square

Class 08 (08224), class 31 (31166)

Halifax NCL

Class 03 (03162)

Leeds – Sheffield (15), Sheffield – Nottingham (47514)

Class 08 (3456, 08386, 08507), class 20 (20173), class 45 (82, 118), class 46 (155), class 47 (47041).

 

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/c1825904.html

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On this Day in History - London – 19th March 1972

 

A day trip to London

 

Nottingham – St Pancras (1952)

Class 08 (3306, 3505, 3700/73/86, 3866, 3996), class 25 (5213/15/17/18/19/23/24/29, 7501/21/61/65/69, 7665), class 31 (5558), class 45 (54/75/96, 106/09/15/30), class 47 (1701/25, 1807/60, 1949/52)

Waterloo

Class 09 (4108), class 33 (6534/45), class 74 (E6110)

Hither Green MPD (73C)

Class 08 (3092, 3719, 3928), class 09 (3668/71), class 12 (15212/20/21/22/25/29), class 33 (6555/60/64/72/96/97), class 73 (E6004/14)

Hither Green International Freight Terminal

Class 71 (E5014)

Selhurst MPD (75C)

Class 04 (2239), class 08 (3093), class 09 (4109)

Selhurst – Victoria

Class 33 (6582), class 73 (E6005/28)

Stewarts Lane MPD (75D)

Class 04 (2293/94/95), class 08 (3461/64), class 33 (6568/81), class 71 (E5007/08), class 73 (E6022/25/26/31/32/44)

Euston

Class 25 (7662), class 84 (E3041), class 85 (E3062/92), class 86 (E3101/05/06/07/14/16/39/46/69/82/93, E3200)

Euston – Willesden

Class 08 (3835), class 86 (E3162/96/97)

Old Oak Common MPD (81A)

Class 08 (3598/99, 3600, 3947/54/55/61/65, 4000, 4166/77/79), class 31 (5528/30/35, 5668/82/88, 5803/09/12/14), class 35 (7000/15/27/34/35/52/53/60/77/79/89), class 42 (809), class 47 (1612/34/40/48/49/50/54/55/58/81, 1716/28, 1904/09/55), class 52 (1036/54)

Willesden MPD (1A)

Class 08 (3016/51, 3107, 3269, 3770, 3831, 3936, 4146/51), class 11 (12058), class 25 (5185, 7666), class 83 (83011), class 85 (E3060/63/83/85), class 86 (E3103/19/20/23/37/42/45/47/52/76/99

 

A number of the above were withdrawn: 2293/95 – February 1971, 2294, 12058 – April 1971, 2239 – September 1971, 15220/21/22/25/29, 809, 7060/77/79 – October 1971, 7027 – November 1971, 15212 – December 1971, 7034/35/53 – January 1972 and 3093 – May 1972, 7015 – June 1972, 3093 – October 1972 would be withdrawn within the next twelve months.

 

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/c1826939.html

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Totally enjoying this thread.

 

You certainly got about, John, what were you doing for a living at that time, if you don't mind me asking?

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On yesterday in history:

 

Barrow Hill (hi Brother Merv! - this was at your gaff 24 years ago yesterday, 22/03/86)

 

08436, 20031+20144, 47301, 56063/90/102, 58040

 

Shirebrook

 

08285/729, 20020/28/30/111, 37121/249/283, 56004/11/14/64/75/79/104/123/124, 58012/22/26/31/35

 

Toton (a big shout out to our guitarist who's dog walking on Toton hill at this very moment, reliving those days of his youth when 44s were ticking-over below...)

 

08623/702, 20004, 25032/72/151/209, 37170, ADB968024 (aka 45017), 45020/65/125, 47294, 56042/70, 58005/11/30

 

Derby

 

LHCS 17173/75 - two of the three brand new MkIII BFOs unless I'm very much misshapen

20049, 97201, 31145/89/453

 

 

And on this day in history:

 

23/3/79, GENERATION X release 'Valley Of The Dolls' and SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES 'The Staircase (Mystery)'

23/3/81, THE STRANGLERS 'Just Like Nothing On Earth'

 

23/3/89, 47653 hauled my outward commute between Tamworth and Derby (0715?)

 

23/3/90, 43018+43007 outward commute Tamworth - Derby (XC pool based at Laira?), and I think 53512+53934 return (1745?), which sounds highly rateable!

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On this Day in History – Crewe – 1st April 1973.

 

A day out to Crewe

Nottingham – Crewe (M50657)

Class 03 (2386/99), class 08 (3034/82/92/94/98, 3100/74, 3340/51, 3404/26, 3570/77, 3792, 3843, 3905), class 23 (5901), class 20 (8025, 8135/53, 8310), class 25 (5189, 5231/98, 7608/29), class 37 (6705), class 40 (217/46), class 43 (832), class 45 (16/60/78, 105/18), class 47 (1587, 1835), class 50 (416), class 81 (E3021), class 86 (E3131/86/98)

Crewe

Class 08 (3384, 3467, 3584/85, 3861/68/70), class 24 (5026/33/37/52), class 25 (5223), class 40 (219), class 47 (1575, 1709/20/25), class 50 (408/14/17/19/27/38/42/45/48), class 81 (E3015), class 84 (E3046), class 85 (E3058/60/64/87), class 86 (E3103/09/24/33/35/36/51/55/63/65/66/68/97, 86201)

Crewe Diesel Depot (5A) – Failed

Class 08 (3510), class 24 (5146), class 25 (7600), class 40 (225/49, 311/14/28/31), class 47 (1717, 1831, 1905/40/56/91), class 50 (402//12/17)

Crewe Works

Class 08 (3105, 3291, 3798, 3801), class 40 (229/71, 319/41/47/50/86), class 47 (1101/06/07, 1551/56/65/68/74/83, 1606/40/73/74, 1729/33/82/84/87/97, 1848/68, 1943/54/55/61/65/68/75/81/84), class 50 (406/11/25/33/39/41), class 81 (E3004/17/22, 81001), class 82 (E3047), class 85 (E3065/73/89), class 86 (E3105/23/41/47/53/73/78/79/84), class 87 (87001/02/03/04/05)

Crewe Electric Depot (5H)

Class 81 (E3012/15), class 83 (83014), class 84 (84007), class 85 (E3050/53/61/79), class 86 (E3118/93/96, 86202)

Crewe – Birmingham (E3064), Birmingham – Derby (89), Derby – Nottingham

Class 08 (3020/50/68, 3217, 3752, 3871, 3951/77, 4131/50), class 24 (5077, 5140/44/45), class 25 (5245/74, 7627/60/69/72), class 35 (7022), class 40 (276, 321/23), class 45 (89), class 46 (189), class 47 (1546, 1695/98, 1709/19/24/41, 1814/34/56, 1950), class 50 (443), class 81 (E3007), class 83 (83007), class 85 (E3067), class 86 (E3152/57/89)

 

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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Totally enjoying this thread.

 

You certainly got about, John, what were you doing for a living at that time, if you don't mind me asking?

 

1969 - 1974 the period I still have my note books from I was still at school. I wish I still had my note books from 1966 - 1969 but I seem to have lost those over the years. I went on some cracking days out in 1967/68 and saw a lot of diesels that did'nt make it into the 1970's. In October 1974 (aged 18) I joined British Rail in the signalling design office at Nottingham and my interest switched from number taking to the photography

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Hi,

Absolutely fascinating thread this one.

Turning this one round a bit. Can I make a request for visit reports based around the OTDIH approach?

 

What I'm interested in is whether anyone has any reports for Glasgow Works and/or Eastfield depot any time in the period between 9th April (1972) and 14th May (1972). Not far into the future so could fit the OTDIH model.

 

Thanks for any help.

Cheers, Tony.

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A couple of days from 1976.

It was Easter holiday and I spent most of my time at Bristol Parkway (see the same thread in RMweb3).

 

Tuesday 6th April 1976

37 075/224/297, 45 022/029/047/053/059/110, 47 111/236/241/475/478/479/483/497/499/510/540, 50 041 Class 120 W50668-W59275-W50721

 

Wednesday 7th April 1976

20 031/051, 25 052, 37 117, 45 025/027/066, 46 013/038, 47 013/077/101/110/151/190/493/499/504/509/512, 50 042, D1022 Western Sentinel, D1065 Western Consort

 

Notes - The HSTs were to arrive later that year and the South Wales-London expresses were still firmly in the hands of Landore 47/4s. Treated to some rarities on these two days - the pair of 20s were on an Avonmouth bound freight and these were incredibly rare in the Bristol area, even more so the fact that they were Immingham based. 50 041 was one of the last LMR based 50s to arrive on the WR (normally recognisable by the fact that they had two BR arrows at cab ends rather than the WR norm of positioning them amidships). They normally worked a 1VXX express from Birmingham to Plymouth on their first WR duty. It must have arrived on the 6th as it was a cop for the "round Parkway" collection. Split-box 37s were also uncommon in the 1970s around Bristol and the appearance of two on consectutive days was good news. The Westerns were thinning out a bit, but still pleasing to see, but still in 1976 thought that they would be around for a long time- alas we were wrong. D1065 in particular refused to die and was in a very tired state when she was retired later that year. It's interesting also to note the lack of named locos- only 45 022/059 and 47 077 at this time (plus the Westerns).

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Hi,

Absolutely fascinating thread this one.

Turning this one round a bit. Can I make a request for visit reports based around the OTDIH approach?

 

What I'm interested in is whether anyone has any reports for Glasgow Works and/or Eastfield depot any time in the period between 9th April (1972) and 14th May (1972). Not far into the future so could fit the OTDIH model.

 

Thanks for any help.

Cheers, Tony.

 

As part of a week touring Scotland with a Freedom of Scotland Rail Rover I had a permit for Glasgow works for the 25th April 1972. This is what was on the works

 

Class 08 (3382/96, 3417, 3591, 3894, 3907), class 17 (8503/19/20/23/55), class 20 (8008, 8316/24), class 24 (5068/73, 5120/28/30/32/47), class 25 (5166, 7590), class 26 (5300/04/09/12/28/33/39), Class 27 (5347/59/64/70/71/72/86/90/97, 5411), class 29 (6112/21/29/33), class 40 (361)

 

I will post more of this weeks tour of Scotland in 1972 in the near future

 

Regards

John

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On this Day in History – Derby Works – 7th April 1974.

 

A trip round Derby works

Nottingham – Derby

Class 08 (3249, 3400/04), class 20 (20156/80), class 25 (25037), class 45 (45106/15/20), class 47 (1802, 47327)

Derby Etches Park (16C)

Class 03 (2399, 03397), class 08 (3246, 08456/62, 08612, 08805), class 09 (09011), class 20 (8077, 20009/64, 20164), class 24 (24110), class 25 (25117), class 45 (40/42/88/93, 45010/13, 45117/23), class 46 (46034), class 47 (1715, 47201)

Derby RTC

Class 28 (5705), class 86 (86001/23)

Derby Works

Class 08 (3047, 3262, 3763, 3846/48/66/71, 08021, 08149/94, 08281, 08573, 08686, 08795, 08890, 08907), class 17 (8521/98), class 24 (24044/59, 24145), class 25 (5245, 7618/56, 25033/76, 25107, 25204/06/65/69), class 45 (16/23/28/32/58/60/87, 113/22/23, 45014), class 46 (46004/20/25/46/47/55)

Derby

Class 08 (08087, 3403), class 20 (20142/60), class 45 (15/17/26, 127, 45113/19), class 47 (47514).

 

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/c1834612.html

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On this Day in History – Derby Works – 8th April 1973.

 

Thirty seven years ago I had a tour round the now closed and demolished Derby Locomotive Works which produced the following:

class 03 (2381/87), class 08 (3009/34/92/94/98, 3100/07, 3587, 3695, 3765/79, 3856, 3909/12/36/88, 4000, 4149), class 17 (8598), class 20 (8016/29/40/59, 8123/35/36, 8308), class 24 (5025/49/55/57/85), class 25 (5160, 5201/22/84/89, 7539/42/43/50/70/95, 7625/54), class 27 (5349/91), class 40 (242), class 44 (3), class 45 (19/43/59/67/72/86, 106, 45101/03), class 46 (160/71/83).

Steam: 4472 Flying Scotsman, 45690 Leander, 47357.

 

Locomotives of note were ex Southern Region class 08’s 3092/94/98 and 3100 which were withdrawn and were about to undergo an overhaul having been sold for export to a Liberian company, LAMCo. Class 08, 3034 withdrawn from Tinsley in November 1972 and used for spares for the LAMCo class 08’s, broken up at Derby in November 1973. Class 24, 5049 which had been involved in an accident at Kidsgrove when the No2 end cab was crushed back to the bulkhead with the bulkhead bent backwards into the boiler compartment. The repair resulted in 5049 gaining a new cab with the later style roof mounted headcode box.

 

Also of note is the commencement of the class 45 electric train heating equipment fitment with 45101, 45103, 45104 (59), 45105 (86), 45106 (106) and 45107 (43) all present. Where was 45102?

 

Finally there were three steam locomotives under repair, 4472 Flying Scotsman which had run under its own power from Edge Hill after returning from spending four years in America, Stanier Jubilee 45690 Leander being repaired and repainted prior to moving to the Dinting Railway Centre and Fowler Jinty tank 47357 destined for the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley.

 

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/c1834970.html

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