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On this day in History – Toton – 13th April 1971

 

A few hours watching the traffic at Toton yard.

Class08 (3037, 3514, 3696), class 20 (8003/12/13/17/45/57/62/66, 8115/41/46/54/78/89), class 25 (7518/24/59/61, 7620), class 44 (3/5/7/8/10), class 45 (56/65/77/91, 110/21), class47 (1783, 1807/11/21),

 

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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A day late- but a day of dental trauma yesterday intervened.

 

Saturday 12th April 1975 - Merrymaker trip to York

Bristol Parkway 46 001/015. Gloucester 25 145/205, 37 192, 47 447. Saltley 25 106/130/204, 47 138. Burton on Trent 20 005/038/131/136/138/160/194/199. Derby 08 455/590, 20 176, 45 047. York Station 45 016, 46 010, 47 550. York Depot 03 075/172/371, 08 062/245, 31 144/228, 37 015/031/111/114/221, 40 028/051/057/067/070/078/080/083/173, 46 035, 47 134/432/520/544 with 47 373, 55 006/010/015/022 passing. York station 08 540/559/769, 31 176/211, 37 005/071/094/107/305, 40 112/122, 45 019/063/133/143, 46 045/055, 47 365/418/459/460/523/551, 55 001-004/015/019. Derby 08 899 Burton on Trent 20 186, 47 381. Saltley 25 100/276/277, 47 214. Bristol Parkway 47 491.

 

Rather simplistic day to York and back which included the first time to recently opened NRM. We also managed to get a guided tour around York depot which included an engine room walk through and trip back down the yard in 40 070. Now THAT was impressive and very memorable, a cab ride in a whistler. We also saw ten Deltics in traffic in one afternoon, so really the golden age of diesel traction back in 1975. I must have lost some numbers as there are some mysterious omissions (for example where were the electrics at Birmingham?). Occasionally these tours would bypass BNS, perhaps that was one such day, but just can't remember.

 

Neil

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15/4/73 Su

Bletchley Depot 1E

51665,7555,51670,59764,3053,56992,51899,51656,51883,59654,59665,51654,043,5221,3018,

51897,51891,7647,59729,59758,59658,59677,59754,59733,51671,59741,59759,51673,59757,

TDB 975227,

Station

E3079,7528,7522,3110,E3151

Aylesbury

51862,59730,59757,51669,51888,59672,51895,51674,59763,51659,51898,59664,59656,51865,

51667(ride),51652,59760,59651,59740,59673,51877,51885,51655,59668,59736,51866,59725,

59669,51894,51651,59670,59739,51867

 

Top shed with a 304 (043) present, didnt bother recording 310's. DMU cab ride at Aylesbury probably from the sidings to station...all history now!

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On this day in History – Scotland – 22nd April 1972

 

On this day thirty eight years ago it was the first day of my first “Freedom of Scotland†Railrover. I travel up to Glasgow overnight on the overnight train from Nottingham and started in earnest at Glasgow Queen Street.

Nottingham – Leeds (71), Leeds – Glasgow (24)

Class 08 (3029, 3169/70/73, 3293/95, 3363/90, 3561/64, 3768, 4141/56), class 20 (8034/87), class 25 (5197, 5229/41/62/66/79/84/88, 7544/72/79, 7604/12), class 37 (6763, 6818/44), class 40 (211/90, 301/76/90), class 45 (15/24/57/71/98, 110), class 47 (1541, 1621/27/33/73, 1788/92, 1828/82, 1965), class50 (414/19/37/40/44)

Glasgow Queen Street:

Class 24 (5126), class 26 (5331), class 27 (5352/80, 5400/01/04)

Glasgow Queen Street – Edinburgh (5401/04):

Class 06 (2424), class 08 (3887), class 20 (8005), class 24 (5116), class 25 (7582), class 26 (5308/11/37), class 27 (5350/88/89, 5410), class 29 (6130), class 37 (6859), class 40 (361/65), class 47 (1964), class 55 (9008/09/13).

Edinburgh – Aberdeen (364):

Class 06 (2426/37/38), class 08 (3560, 3739, 3879/93), class 20 (8004/10, 8317), class 24 (5069/95), class 25 (7578/81), class 26 (5306/17/21), class 27 (5367/74/91, 5407/11), class 40 (259/60, 364), class 47 (1766, 1975)

Aberdeen:

Class 08 (3558)

Inverness MPD:

Class 08 (3735, 3787), class 24 (5117/18/24/26/29), class 26 (5310/25/31/35/36/40/46)

Inverness – Perth (5341/45), Perth – Edinburgh (5313/5121):

Class 08 (3660, 3896, 3932), class 20 (8112), class 24 (5002, 5114/15/19/21/25/32), class 26 (5313/17/30/38/41/45), class 27 (5348/91/92, 5412), class 40 (266), class 47 (1103, 1962), class 50 (402/36)

 

Locomotives of note: Class 29 6130 had been withdrawn the previous October and was dumped along with 6100/03/07/13/14/16/32 next to Cowlairs signal box opposite Eastfield MPD awaiting the final tow to Glasgow works for breaking up. Class 06 shunters 2424 and 2438 would both be withdrawn in November 1972. Class 24 5114 would be withdrawn in October 1972.

Also of note is how dependant the Scottish Region were at this time on Sulzer type 2 power (supplemented by English Electric type 4) for its internal passenger workings. And finally a reminder that at this point in time class 50’s were regular visitors as for north as Perth (402/36).

 

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/c1840367.html

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On this day in History – Scotland – 23rd April 1972

 

On this day thirty eight years ago it was the second day of my first “Freedom of Scotland†Railrover and the day being Sunday we have hired a car and it is “shed bash†day starting at Millerhill, Edinburgh.

 

Millerhill

Class 08 (3316, 3730/31/32, 3884), class 17 (8505/28/61/65/79/80/81/83/86/87/88/93/97, 8600/01), class 40 (261, 358)

South Leith

Class 08 (3317, 3902)

Leith Central (64H)

Class 06 (2435), class 08 (3241, 3888/89)

Haymarket (64B)

Class 08 (3739, 3878, 3931), class 20 (8000/05/07/10, 8317), class 24 (5065/66/69/95), class 25 (7578/80/81/82/91), class 26 (5301/03/05/06/07/08/20), class 27 (5374/80/91/92/93, 5400/04/08/11), class 40 (208/61/63/65/66/80/83, 359/60/61/63/65/68), class 47 (1500, 1764, 1964), class 55 (9006/19)

Townhill (62C)

Class 06 (2414/40), class 08 (3216, 3344/89, 3737), class 20 (8320/22), class 24 (5067), class 26 (5302), class 37 (6937)

Thornton Junction

Class 08 (3341), class 20 (8004, 8318/25/26/27), class 26 (5318/21), class 37 (6858)

Alloa

Class 08 (3340), class 26 (5314), class 37 (6903)

Grangemouth (65F)

Class 06 (2444), class 08 (3279, 3529/56/57), class 20 (8082/91, 8319), class 24 (5009/90), class 25 (5157/76), class 37 (6838/42/43/48/50/52/54, 6904)

Eastfield (65A)

Class 06 (2421/24), class 08 (3182, 3393/96, 3536, 3886/87/99, 3901/21, 4097), class 20 (8001/24/30/80/78/86/97, 8100/02/07/17, 8321/23), class 24 (5006/11/12/14/16/17/96, 5100/01/13/20/49/50), class 25 (5166/77), class 26 (5309/11/29), class 27 (5350/54/56/58/60/61/62/63/66/69/73/78/79/98, 5410/14), class 37 (6840/47/49/55/56/59), class 40 (264)

Cowlairs

Class 29, (6100/03/07/13/14/16/32)

Corkerhill (67C)

Class 08 (3545, 3728/33, 3906), class 26 (5315), class 47 (1922)

Polmadie (66A)

Class 06 (2420/36), class 08 (3391,3418, 3923), class 17 (8507/08/28/29/32/36/52/68/74), class 20 (8085/90/98/99, 8104/08/13/23/24/26), class 24 (5010/15/19), class 25 (5160/78, 7576), class 26 (5344), class 29 (6101/23/24/37), class 37 (6841/51), class 40 (225), class 47 (1612/14/26, 1725, 1949/51/59/95), class 50 (414/16/18/39/45)

Hamilton (66C)

Class 08 (3285, 3348/83)

Motherwell (66B)

Class 08 (3282/84, 3349/86, 3552), class 20 (8027/46/79/93, 8105/09/27), class 24 (5000/01/02/03/07/08/13/97/99, 5148), class 25 (5158/61), class 37 (6844/45), class 50 (430)

Bathgate

Class 20 (8017/18/19)

 

Locomotives of note are the large numbers of withdrawn class 17 Claytons (Millerhill and Polmadie) and class 29 NBL Type 2’s (Cowlairs and Polmadie) awaiting disposal:

 

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/c1840706.html

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A day late, day trip to London...Big mistake flagging off 7026 for haulage ex Reading for 1594!!!

 

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25/4/73 We

Luton

21,56,36 br cem, 1631 1C10-H,50 1E41,4139,

Hendon

1634

Cricklewood

38, 3770 ,3306,5186,7558,1061,

St Pancras

91,3304,31, 5220

Kings X

5592,590,5611,5599,5644,5639,1577,9015.9008,1508

Paddington

56285, 1681,1675,1598,1753,1668,1611,5539,1058

OOC/81A

4177,3999,1840,5689,1665,

Ranliegh

55028,4158,4026

Slough

7001,5682,3599

Reading

6521,1935 1A24,50915/50862,3807,1651 3Z54,1123,7017 1A25,1037 1B35,1607 1A04,1945 1B36,3959,55020,1102,1589 1B.8,1692 1O07,1849 1M40,1601 1A42,1668 1C.4,,7001 0C00,

1554 1M.2,1049 1A43,6505 U cem,1588 1C43,1107,1070 6V55,1590 D liners,7026 1A83,

1010 D pass,1594 1A57-H, 1665, 1201,5686.3953

OOC/81A

50411/56284/56285/1537,55021,56286,3965,3955,1843,7522,52099/59819/52091/52090/52100/52088/52089/52087/52100/1696,3797,5842,1607,1906,1048,1935

Padd

1044,1937,1585

Waterloo

7719,5105,4690,4754 H,4607,7704,7049,D3822,E6007,5118,4653,7807,7811,4117,5679,5755

Clapham Jn

D6505, 5114,7770,4283,7398,7422,E6007,1896,D6512,5653,7409,7384,D3809,4742,7328,5105,7042,

4367,7801,7001,7427,4690,5113,4722,7792,4641,7794,4607,4679,1310,4743,4631,D6549,4744,4130,

7379,4296,7811,7807,4699,5118,7804,5112,4629,4117,7315,7348,7050,7337,5657,5676,413,3007,

7357,7037,7733, 7822, 5107,4121,7773,7035,7402,4704,4630,D6511,7434,4742,7777,7343,7049,

7345,7704,4286,4298,7783,4641,4381,4653,4668,4745,4655,3009,7721,e6010,5113,7427,7001,4638,

5130,4736,4367,7338,7058,7346,4629,7794,4752,4699,D6512,4630,4679,5608,1310,7830,7822,7733,

4675,4283,4651,5676,5657,5755,5679,7720,5106,3002,423,405,7838,4363,4279,4623,5674,5673,5659,7434,7713,7743,4744,4130,4655,7337,7050,7348,7376,4655,7804,7357,7037,E6007,4295,4775,4732,4673,4605,D6555,7783,4627,7391,7045,401,414,3009,5108,5114,4736,4754,5130,E6109,7301,7433,

4638,E6021,4742,7753,7721,5011,4623,4283,7428,7368,4631,4651,1308,4752,7416,7388,7380,4653,4295,7703,7830,5659,5666,5673,5674,4363,7356,7057,7344.,4121,4605,D6526,5672,5126,4296,405,

423,3002,7032,7360,4673,4743,7008,5662,7346,7058,7338,4675,7838,4607,7735,7702,7720,7047,

7311,412,4625,7775,402,E6108,D6559,7778,4627,4690,4279,7045,7428,3004,409,427,7423,7301,4668,5609,7791,7796,4655,5117,5114,5108,4754,4679,7350,7351,D6512,4653,7753,D100 8M59,5011,

5321,1308,4625,E6013,7702,7735,7719,D38 8d28,5126,4732,5672,5223,5127,5662,4744,4607,7828,

7008,7836,7723,4121,7405,7710,E6103,4733,7311,7047,7703,7810,4630,5101,4699 H,7344,7057,

7356,D6574,4704,74175128,6003,7054,7350,4732,5756,4364

St Pancras

98,118,1616,77,98

Kings X

5678,5595,5605,5646,5611,1527,5609,1108,5646,1564,51169,9018,9008,5525

St Pancras

3305, 98 H?, 125

Cricklewood

5187,50111,5216,137,7558,89,5212,5296,100,38,21 3D25

Luton

98 1D14,4139,107 1M73

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This Day in History – Doncaster and Sheffield – 1st May 1971

 

A tour of a few depots and stabling points in South Yorkshire

 

Doncaster Station

Class 08 (3317, 3512, 3913), class 10 (4078), class 31 (5661/98), class 37 (6704/22, 6809/24/42), class 40 (273, 399), class 47 (1102, 1500/01/07/53/77/80, 1993), class 55 (9003/10)

Doncaster MPD (36A)

Class 08 (3135, 3251, 3519/20/59, 4044), class 10 (3634/46, 4054/55/58), class 31 (5548/54/70, 5604/15/34, 5813/15/17/24/58/59), class 37 (6785, 6812), class 40 (268/76), class 46 (160/78), class 47 (1503/60, 1702, 1866/81/86/89/98)

Wath MPD (41C)

Class 08 (3060/62/64, 3329), class 31 (5541/52/58, 5684, 5804/05/06/37), class 37 (6781/83/88/94, 6821/36), class 47 (1985), class 76 (E26012/13/24/29/38/41/43/45/48/49/57)

Tinsley MPD (41A)

Class 08 (3253, 3310/30, 3707, 4036/37/39), class 13 (4500/01/02), class 20 (8005/07/48/63/65, 8131/91), class 25 (7501, 7642), class 31 (5543/55/56/65/84/86, 5660, 5807/18/19/23/28/35), class 37 (6718/89/90, 6801/11/15/35/61/67/69), class 40 (252), class 45 (30/73), class 46 (182), class 47 (1784, 1981/84/87)

Beighton

Class 08 (3574, 4034)

Barrow Hill MPD (41E)

Class 08 (3209, 3401, 3664, 4032/38/45), class 20 (8010/21/41/60, 8128/29/32/33, 8315), class 31 (5832/40/44), class 37 (6810/13/14, 6920), class 47 (1531/67, 1887, 1900/80)

Staveley Iron Works

Class 03 (2129/89)

 

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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May 3rd 1830, Opening of the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway.

 

Today is the 180th anniversary of regular steam-hauled passenger services -- note, words chosen with care, for loco-hauled we need to wait a few months longer :unsure:

 

Nick

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This Day in History – Dover and Ashford – 4th May 1974

 

An excursion from Nottingham to Dover and Ashford behind 47199 generated the following sightings:

Class 08 (3249, 3404, 4139, 08082, 08155/57/58, 08380/81, 08472, 08618/50/95, 08833/47), class 09 (09007/11/12/13/19), class 20 (8038, 20050/69, 20147/57/86), class 25 (7613, 25025/53/67/73/76, 25118/24/43, 25209/17, 25313), class 37 (37012, 37269), class 33 (33001/03/06/11/24/26/33/36/40/44/49/51/65, 33202/10), class 44 (44009), class 45 (39/40/69/78/86/93, 114/35, 45111), class 47 (1810, 47199, 47266, 47320/43/44), class 71 (71001/02/04/05/06/10/11/12/14), class 73 (73006, 73103/10/12/14/21/28/34), class 74 (74003), class 83 (83014), class 85 (85010/22)

 

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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This Day in History – Doncaster Works – 4th May 1975

 

(Class 03) - 2173, 03014/58/59/91, 03104/12, (Class 08) – 3001/24/28/53, 08054, 08101/36/71/97, 08208/40/41/62, 08499, 08743, 08813/72, 08930, 31002/03, 31124/33/41/80/90/95, 31227/54, 31308, 31408, 37054/66/97, 37100/18/25/73/89/92/97, 37211/18/57/84/99, 55001/04/08/09/22, 76009, 84001/08

 

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/c1845096.html

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This Day in History – Manchester and Crewe – 5th May 1974

 

A tour of the Manchester and Crewe area generated the following sightings

Buxton: class 25 (25111)

Guide Bridge: class 08 (08068, 08611), class 40 (40010, 40143), class 76 (76008/10/14/22/29/32/33/38/43/46/47/54)

Newton Heath: class 08 (08675/76/77), class 24 (5027), class 25 (25047), class 40 (40023/93, 40107)

Longsight: class 08 (08906/15), class 25 (25062), class 40 (40021/29, 40174), class 47 (47189, 47342), class 82 (82008), class 83 (83009), class 86 (86218/39), class 87 (87001)

Reddish: class 24 (24023/24), class 40 (40011, 40120/38/43), class 76 (76001/03/09/39/41/49/51/56)

Northwich: class 08 (08004), class 25 (25181, 25304)

Crewe Works: class 08 (3247/90, 08468), class 20 (20058/73, 20211), class 25 (25296), class 40 (40018/31/49/53/72/80/86, 40130/40/44/47/60/64/96/98), class 47 (1641, 1718, 1856, 47006/09/11/51/89, 47109/12/57/69/73/75/80, 47203/04/12/35/44/50/58, 47316/17/31/36, 47412/16/23/27/29/36/39/49/50/67/68/81/82, 47522/25/31/34), class 50 (50008/14/15/18/32), class 76 (76026), class 82 (82003), class 83 (83002/11), class 84 (84003), class 85 (85035), class 86 (86012/17/27), class 87 (87030/31/32)

Crewe Diesel Depot: class 08 (08289, 08470), class 24 (24035/36/40/61/86/87, 24135), class 25 (25265), class 40 (40016/17/35, 40170/84/86), class 47 (47197), class 50 (50012/17/33/36/40)

Crewe station: class 08 (08055), class 24 (24049/74), class 25 (25105), class 47 (47136, 47341, 47445/47), class 81 (E3008/11), class86 (86030/33, 86204/40/47), class 87 (87005/26/27)

Stoke Cockshute: class 08 (3905, 08123/26, 08329, 08416, 08633), class 24 (24048/58, 24141), class 40 (40185), class 81 (E3020), class 85 (E3070)

 

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/c1845666.html

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This Day in History – 16A, 16C and 16F – 9th May 1971

 

On this day thirty nine years ago it was a lovely spring day and I was out on my push bike for a tour of some “local†establishments. This is what I saw on my fifty mile plus cycle ride:

 

Toton (16A)

Class 08 (3039/44/56/58, 3249, 3345, 3400), class 20 (8009/13/15/35/36/81/72/99, 8111/15/34/35/55/60/70/73/80/85/86), class 25 (5230, 7521/58/60, 7617), class 45 (11/46/55/57/63/65/77/83/89, 115/26), class 47 (1713,1801/05/15),

Derby (16C)

Class 03 (2386/88), class 08 (3180/86, 3789), class 25 (5250), class 45 (36, 110/18), class 46 (140), class 47 (1989).

Burton Wagon Works

Class 08 (3050)

Burton (16F)

Class 08 (3025/59/82, 3790), class 20 (8003/12/62/67/77/88/98, 8137/41/42/45/51/57/61/63/65/74/81/82/89/94/98), class 25 (7509/59, 7604), class 47 (1825)

 

Of note is that despite seeing forty six locomotives at Toton I failed to get all the way round the shed, which explains the lack of any class 44’s. Also you can see the decline of Burton on Trent as a railway centre, in 1971 the collieries, yards and sidings in the Burton - Coalville area could support at least six Burton allocated class 08 pilots and also eleven pairs of class 20’s plus a class 47 (outstationed from Toton) for South Leicestershire coalfield colliery trip workings

 

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/c1847157.html

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A day late- but a day of dental trauma yesterday intervened.

 

Saturday 12th April 1975 - Merrymaker trip to York

Bristol Parkway 46 001/015. Gloucester 25 145/205, 37 192, 47 447. Saltley 25 106/130/204, 47 138. Burton on Trent 20 005/038/131/136/138/160/194/199. Derby 08 455/590, 20 176, 45 047. York Station 45 016, 46 010, 47 550. York Depot 03 075/172/371, 08 062/245, 31 144/228, 37 015/031/111/114/221, 40 028/051/057/067/070/078/080/083/173, 46 035, 47 134/432/520/544 with 47 373, 55 006/010/015/022 passing. York station 08 540/559/769, 31 176/211, 37 005/071/094/107/305, 40 112/122, 45 019/063/133/143, 46 045/055, 47 365/418/459/460/523/551, 55 001-004/015/019. Derby 08 899 Burton on Trent 20 186, 47 381. Saltley 25 100/276/277, 47 214. Bristol Parkway 47 491.

 

Rather simplistic day to York and back which included the first time to recently opened NRM. We also managed to get a guided tour around York depot which included an engine room walk through and trip back down the yard in 40 070. Now THAT was impressive and very memorable, a cab ride in a whistler. We also saw ten Deltics in traffic in one afternoon, so really the golden age of diesel traction back in 1975. I must have lost some numbers as there are some mysterious omissions (for example where were the electrics at Birmingham?). Occasionally these tours would bypass BNS, perhaps that was one such day, but just can't remember.

 

Neil

 

Just seen this: We went on a few Merrymakers from Scunthorpe in Humberside, as was, in the early 70's, a few of which went through Birmingham. They ALWAYS took the avoiding line at Saltley, usually waiting at signals there for a crew change. If you were lucky you saw the occasional electric pass overhead, and once a Western coming off New street in the dark, heading to Saltley. It was a warm night and we had stood for ages, but we had powerful torches so the Western was captured for posterity.

 

What sticks in my mind is staring out of the carriage windows in the vestibule, window down, hoping something would come before we moved off. We heard the Western coming well before we saw it. Been to Cardiff, IIRC.

The neon sign, "Landore Street Carpets" also sticks in my mind for some reason. Wonder if they still exist?

 

Funny, the trips always came from Cleethorpes, and featured an Immingham crew to start with, but were almost always a 45, none of which were allocated to Immingham.

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This Day in History – South Wales 11th May 1969

 

A tour of the Cardiff and Newport area produced the following:

Newport Ebbw Junction 86B: class 08 (3810/12/14/15, 4177/82/84), class 14 (9517), class 35 (7065), class 37 (6601, 6938/69/73/74/75/80/84/99), class 47 (1585/89, 1647/54/58/67, 1709, 1913)

Cardiff Canton 86A: class 03 (2141), class 08 (3420, 3603, 3748, 4125/79), class 14 (9500/02/09/14/18/19/26/35), class 35 (7001/54/57/63/64/75/78/81/82/84/94), class 37 (6603, 6876/88, 6909/55/57), class 47 (1110, 1544, 1637, 1722/52/56, 1903/05/12/14/18/23/34), class 52 (1013)

Radyr 88B: class 08 (3595, 3604, 3753, 3807, 4128) class 37 (6600/02, 6875, 6970/91/93/95), PWM651

Cardiff East Dock: class 08 (3257/58/64, 3747/59, 3822)

Severn Tunnel Junction 86E: class 08 (3103/04/88, 3986, 4183), class 35 (7050/77/83/89/92/90), class 37 (6886), class 43 (856), class 45 (108/10), class 47 (1641/51/53, 1739, 1836, 1911/20/27/33), class 52 (1003/39)

Gloucester 85C: class 08 (3114/90, 3989/90/92/93/94), class 22 (6320/31), class 35 (7010), class 46 (138/55/60/65), class 47 (1107, 1624/66, 1753)

 

Of note are the nine class 14 locomotives. All had been recently withdrawn 9509/17/19 in October 1968, 9526 in November 1968, 9535 in December 1968 and 9500/02/14/18 in April 1969. All except 9509 and 9519 were sold for reuse, these two unfortunate ones were broken up by G Cohen, Kettering in early 1971.

 

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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This Day in History – Derby Works 11th May 1975

 

08005/43, 08103/05/25/82, 08201/59/75, 08356, 08411/54, 08569, 08605, 08737/68/81/90/92, 08843/57/86/91, 08903/06/16/19/32/34, 09024, 24036, 24133, 25008/61/84/85, 25139, 25252/75/91, (Class 45) – 101/18/25, 45028/38/53/65/66/69/74, 45109/15/24/38/50, 46005/34/40, steam – 41708, 43727, 47445, 47592

 

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 – Loughborough – 22nd May 1974

 

A push bike ride to Loughborough and a day watching the traffic.

 

08471, 20040/44/84, 20158, 25033, 25120, 25212/45/64, 25325, 31237, 44002/03/05/10, (class 45) 45/60/63/88/95/97, 100/04/09/10/30/36, 45003, 45105/07/14/21/25, 46015/28, 47135, 47200/48, 47336, 47454, (class 53) 1200

 

Of note are 08471 which would have been part of a freight train consist making its way to/from Derby works, no road in those days and 1200 Falcon, the Brush prototype engine sitting in the yard at Loughborough, had British Rail forgotten that in the 1970’s and 1980’s there was no rail connection into the Brush works? It had returned to the Western Region on my next visit six days later.

 

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 my dear wifey was born. But don't ask me to tell you what was happening on the railway on 22 May 1942....biggrin.gif

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On this day in History - Toton – 24th May 1969.

 

It’s a Saturday morning so its out with the push bike for a twenty mile round trip to Toton to see what was about.

 

Class 08 (3056/59, 3174, 3362/63, 3400/04, 3996, 4145), class 20 (8013/47/59/62/69/91, 8136/39/40/43/44/47/49/54/55/58/70/73/78/81/83/87/88/92), class 25 (7524), class 37 (6814, 6939), class 44 (1/5/9/10), class 45 (21/33/39/45/47/56/62/64/91, 101/03/05/06), class 47 (1628, 1701, 1823/24/25/29).

 

Of note is the virtual lack of type 2 power, very strange and class 08’s, 3174 and 4145 which were not locals (3174 was I think at this time a Holyhead engine and 4145 was a Longsight engine) and I assume were on transfer to/from Derby works. In those days class 08’s were transferred between sheds and works usually via class 8 or 9 freight trains which abounded and who’s speed was slow enough not to be an issue.

 

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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Chester and Crewe – 27th May 1973

 

A day trip to Crewe and Chester produced the following:

Nottingham – Crewe:

Class03 (2397/99), class 08 (3056/90, 3175, 3247, 3340, 3412, 3570/87, 3789/92, 3861, 3996, 4000), class 20 (8015/39/59), class 24 (5036/41/77/85, 5143/44), class 25 (5231/59/62, 7537/38/56, 7664), class 28 (5705), class 44 (10), class 45 (33/46/59/66, 100, 45103/06), class 46 (143/46/58/74), class 47 (1548, 1723, 1808/18).

Crewe:

Class 08 (3113, 3800), class 24 (5023/27/56/91, 5134/46), class 47 (1531, 1616/92, 1813/56), class 50 (401/19/37), class 81 (E3007), class 83 (83007/14), class 82 (E3047/48/49), class 85 (E3059/61/62/74), class 86 (E3132/37/39/67/77/81/86/88/92, 86001/03).

Crewe Diesel Depot (5A):

Class 08 (3031, 3585, 3798), class 24 (5033/38/61/62/63/82/87/89, 5141/42), class 25 (5195, 7535), class 37 (6886), class 40 (311/15/35), class 47 (1531, 1634, 1813/51/52/61), class 50 (412/20/27/31/35/42/44/46)

Crewe – Chester:

Class 08 (3084, 3510), class 40 (212, 315/84), class 83 (83002), class 84 (84001), class 85 (E3063), class 86 (E3133/44).

Chester (6A):

Class 08 (3009/46/85, 3221), class 24 (5039/42/57/64/86, 5136), class 25 (5255/57/89), class 40 (374)

Chester – Nottingham:

Class 08 (4143), class 23 (5901), class 40 (244), class 45 (103/34), class 81 (E3006), class 85 (E3076), class 86 (E3109/33)

 

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 - Liverpool and Manchester – 30th May 1972

 

A day trip to Liverpool and Manchester produced the following:

Nottingham – Liverpool (M50450 Nottingham – Crewe, and E3187 Crewe – Liverpool): Class 03 (2130, 2381/88), class 08 (3007/31/33/67, 3181/86, 3217, 3351, 3583, 3764/77/79, 3836/47, 3996, 4148/55), class 20 (8074, 8156/74/90/91/99), class 24 (5061, 5134/35/46), class 25 (5241/52/55, 7647), class 31 (5807), class 40 (204/33, 312), class 44 (8), class 45 (24/73/75/80/99, 121/33), class 46 (186), class 47 (1547/78/88, 1623, 1722/54, 1858/66, 1925/43/52/63), class 50 (409/14/28/41), class 81 (E3005/20), class 82 (E3050), class 85 (E3085/95), class 86 (E3102/11/32/36/57/62/71/75/85/87/89/92/97/98, E3200).

Birkenhead (8F):

Class 08 (3103), class 40 (378)

Allerton (8J):

Class 02 (2852/53/60), class 08 (3359/98, 3579, 4112/13, 4153), class 47 (1859), class 86 (E3124).

Liverpool Lime Street – Manchester Piccadilly:

Class 08 (3192/97, 3837/57, 4147), class 25 (5155, 5263/92), class 40 (231/34, 313/29/50/72), class 46 (177), class 47 (1676, 1965), class 50 (425), class 85 (E3063/64/96), class 86 (E3110/53)

Longsight (9A):

Class 08 (3778, 3853, 4144), class 17 (8512), class 25 (5199, 5200, 7570/88/92/98), class 40 (212, 320/77), class 45 (36), class 47 (1834), class 50 (408), class 81 (E3021), class 83 (83004/05), class 84 (84003/07), class 85 (E3064/75/83), class 86 (E3173/88)

Manchester – Nottingham (36 Manchester – Chesterfield, 1785 Chesterfield – Nottingham):

Class 08 (3026/29, 3390, 3694, 3766/72), class 20 (8164/67), class 25 (5234/51/67, 7524/99), class 37 (6790), class 40 (206, 309/19), class 44 (4), class 45 (16/97, 125), class 47 (1785, 1825), class 76 (E26054), class 85 (E3083), class 86 (E3139)

 

I seem to have had a strange day regarding “shed bashing†as I obviously failed to get round Birkenhead (which in my experience was usually easy to get round) and succeeded in getting round both Allerton and Longsight (which in my experience were usually difficult to get round).

 

Locomotives of note were Derby allocated class 03’s 2130, 2381 and 2388 which would all be withdrawn in the following three months (August, June and July respectively) and two (2130, 2388) would cease to exist within ten months being broken up by CF Booth, Rotherham in March 1973, 2381 survives today in preservation at Carnforth

 

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 – Day Trip to Blackpool – 31st May 1971

 

A day excursion to Blackpool behind Brush Type 4 1594

Derby – Blackpool

Class 03 (2130), class 08 (3027/67/90, 3186/97, 3281, 3367/69, 3530/70/77, 3792, 3875), class 24 (5015/17/19/27/31/45/54/55/73/75/76/79/85, 5134/35/46), class 25 (5151/93, 5224/46/89/92, 7588, 7601/35), class 37 (6737), class 40 (217/19/21/25/26/27/48/54/75, 309/12/44/81), class 45 (38/59/69/72/94), class 46 (181/87), class 47 (1594, 1619/20, 1710/14/35, 1845/54/59, 1946/62), class 50 (402/12/19/36), class 81 (E3004/16/17), class 85 (E3061), class 86 (E3190/91)

Blackpool - Derby

Class 08 (3005, 3783, 3801, 4139), class 25 (5252, 7677), class 40 (319/39/44/55), class 45 (55), class 47 (1540, 1673, 1700/44, 1955), class 50 (400/24), class 86 (E3152/65)

 

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 - Colwick – 1st June 1969

 

In the latter half of the 1960’s I used to cycle out from Clifton to the large Great Northern Railway MPD on the eastern outskirts of Nottingham at Colwick (16B) By this time its once large allocation was down to a few diesel shunters with its main line fleet being provided almost exclusively by Toton. I still have the log for my visit on the 1st June 1969 shortly before its final closure with the locomotives then being fuelled at Nottingham and stabled in and around the carriage sidings and London Road Parcels depot. On shed on this day were:

 

Class 08 (3403/07/25/26, 3790), class 20 (8013/16/40/61/63/65/67, 8137/39/41/58/60/62/68/70/74/78/84/91/93/96/97/98), class 31 (5629) and class 47 (1808).

 

It’s a sign of the scale of the decline of the coal traffic around Nottingham that in 1969 the local collieries (Linby, Annesley, Newstead, Hucknall, Babbington, Calverton, Gedling and Cotgrave, plus Staythorpe power station could provide employment for eleven pairs of class 20’s and one class 47. All these pits and the power station have all closed since 1969.

 

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 - Derby Works – 2nd June 1974.

 

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

class 08 (3047, 3870, 3914, 08134, 08281, 08333/64/82, 08466, 08535/69, 08696, 08820/90, 08929/31/33/51), class 09 (09017/25), class 17 (8512/98), class 24 (24030/50/64/79), class 25 (5225, 25002/32/54/58, 25108/83/90, 25203/76/87), class 44 (44001), class 45 (22/78, 111/17/24/32, 45017/18, 45111), class 46 (46021/27/38/41/48/54).

Derby station: class 03 (03397), class 08 (08108/09/49, 08414/55, 08612/22), class 20 (8016, 20040, 20156/58/61/98), class 25 (25315), class 45 (27/53/57, 100/10/21/35, 45119), class 46 (46034/50/53), class 47 (47034/89, 47353/81)

 

Locomotives of note are 3047 which was withdrawn in July 1973 and was being prepared for export to Liberia.

 

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 – Erewash Valley – 4th June 1971

 

A day on my push bike at various lineside locations on the southern end of the Erewash Valley watching the traffic.

Trowell Junction

Class 20 (8093), class 45 (104), class 47 (1532/75)

Stanton Gate

Class 20 (8004/17/68/70/76, 8125/36/47/57/73/96), class 31 (5542), class 45 (46), class 47 (1827/28/30/55/79)

Sandiacre

Class 20 (8001, 8159), class 45 (26), class 47 (1887)

Toton Yard

Class 08 (3249, 3852, 3997), class 20 (8002/42/64, 8111/55/67), class 25 (7609/20), class 44 (2/3/5), class 45 (29/70, 136), class 47 (1822/31/32/34/51)

Trent Junction

Class 20 (8171), class 25 (5250), class 44 (3/7)

 

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 – Lancashire and Cheshire – 10th June 1973

 

A tour of installations in Lancashire and Cheshire commences with an “overnight†train journey from Nottingham to Birmingham to join the coach for the rest of the day.

 

Nottingham – Derby (1708), Derby – Birmingham (98)

Class 03 (2386/97/99), class 08 (3059/90, 3167, 3403/10, 3510/69/82/87, 3910/51, 4149/50), class 25 (5223/36), class 37 (6920), class 45 (11/15/98), class 46 (148), class 47 (1634, 1708/17, 1854), class 84 (84001), class 85 (85010), class 86 (E3131/68).

Buxton (9L)

Class 08 (3766/72), class 25 (5210), class 40 (204, 329)

Whalley Bridge

Class 40 (202)

Guide Bridge

Class 08 (3988), class 25 (5208), class 50 (441/47), class 76 (E26006/09/29/55, 76003/10/15/16/44/50)

Reddish (9C)

Class 24 (5143), class 25 (5290), class 40 (222, 301/07/11/73), class 76 (E26001/24/26/29/33/34/51/52/56, 76013/48/49).

Longsight (9A)

Class 08 (3771, 4144/45), class 24 (5021, 5137), class 25 (7594), class 40 (226, 323), class 45 (80), class 47 (1522/58, 1684), class 81 (E3012), class 82 (E3049), class 83 (83008/09), class 84 (84010), class 86 (E3101/19/37/55), class 87 (87001)

Newton Heath (9D)

Class 08 (3038, 3588/92, 3686, 3767, 3842/43/45), class 24 (5020/29/53), class 25 (5288/96), class 40 (201/75, 326/37), class 47 (1831), class 50 (401)

Manchester Victoria

Class 08 (3844), class 24 (5024), class 25 (5204/95, 7585), class 47 (1544)

Wigan Springs Branch (8F)

Class 08 (3083, 3102/77/84, 3367/69/72, 3425, 3784), class 24 (5062), class 25 (5198, 5257, 7547, 7635), class 40 (216/17/20/31/76, 312/33/38/39/41/42/77), class 47 (1531, 1858/76), class 50 (413)

Northwich

Class 08 (3353, 3795, 3855), class 40 (233, 336)

Warrington

Class 08 (3354, 3833, 3983), class 25 (5205/61), class 40 (229/89, 335/84/89)

Halewood

Class 08 (3856)

Garston Dock

Class 08 (3008, 3857, 4146/48), class 40 (295, 374/80), class 83 (83003), class 85 (85018), class 86 (E3160/63)

Allerton (8J)

Class 02 (2851/53), class 08 (3352/98, 4147), class 83 (83007), class 86 (E3127)

Edge Hill

Class 08 (3033, 3399, 4155), class 25 (5211), class 40 (320), class 50 (405)

Liverpool Lime Street

Class 08 (3694), class 47 (1859), class 83 (83011), class 86 (E3110/36/64/74/82)

Liverpool Exchange

Class 02 (2856)

Birkenhead (8H) (failed)

Class 08 (3104, 4157), class 24 (5039/42/52/56), class 40 (331/35)

Chester (6A)

Class 08 (3009/84/85, 3221), class 24 (5027/36/45/61, 5140), class 25 (7589, 7608), class 40 (228)

Birmingham – Nottingham

Class 08 (3700/64, 3951), class 20 (8022/32, 8197, 8310), class 25 (5200/82, 7500), class 31 (5689), class 45 (47/61/64/91, 126, 45002), class 46 (149), class 86 (E3155/88)

 

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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