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I thought it must've been a relatively recent thing but here she is, looking very scabby, in 1978 and the fitting is present. Unless they were fitted with the piping etc. in readiness for dual-braking, which for whatever reason, didn't happen

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Presumably given that bogies were a problem area swaps were frequent at works visits. Bogie from DB loco put on VB loco,  Pipe would have to be removed to prevent confusion I guess...

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40 028 'Samaria' albeit with rusty patches instead of nameplates, stands at Scarborough in August 1983. She had just followed her train to the end of the platform and now waits in the sun for the 03 station pilot to clear the line before completing the run-round. 

 

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A few from August 1984, mostly on a North West Rover ticket:

 

40150 Preston. 15/8/84

40082 Man Vic 15/8/84

40009 Preston. 16/8/84

40155 Preston 18/8/84

40194 ? 18/8/84

40118 Arpley 20/8/84

40015 Chester 20/8/84

40013 Chester 20/8/84

40004 Doncaster 23/8/84

40044 Arpley 24/8/84

 

I've got plenty more from 84-86 if people would like to see them, and a few preserved ones as well.

 

 

 

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Aug 84 15 (2).jpg

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Aug 84 16 (2).jpg

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Hello Tim, probably just a typo but 3rd photo down is 40 009 not 40 099.

 

Thanks for these, please keep them coming, interested to note 40 015 with an air braked scrap wagon behind it, not a combination I would have immediately thought of but one that I’ll keep in mind for my latest 80’s themed ‘Depot with passing mainline’ type cameo.

 

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Ian.

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1 hour ago, 03060 said:

Hello Tim, probably just a typo but 3rd photo down is 40 009 not 40 099.

 

Thanks for these, please keep them coming, interested to note 40 015 with an air braked scrap wagon behind it, not a combination I would have immediately thought of but one that I’ll keep in mind for my latest 80’s themed ‘Depot with passing mainline’ type cameo.

 

Regards,

Ian.

Yes, it was just a typo. Thanks, I've corrected it. 009 was a bit of a celeb as the last vac only one. 

I remember thinking 015s train was odd even then!

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Just finished my model of 40062, one of the odd ones that were converted in Scotland from disc headcodes to centre headcodes with square corners.  Its made from a Bachmann split headcode 40. Bear in mind that the frontal view is probably bigger on your screen than the actual model.


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40163. Derby Works. 29/10/83 (37 years ago today!)

40106. Crewe. 17/5/83

40099. Wolverhampton. 27/7/83

40126. Bescot. 28/7/83

40074. York. 28/6/83

40065. Crewe Works. 25/9/83

40145. Crewe Works. 25/9/83

40027.  Crewe Works. 25/9/83

40074. Springs Branch. 25/9/83

40122. Norwich. 27/9/83

40192. Man Vic. 23/9/83

40024. Sheffield. 3/3/84

40022. Longsight. 4/3/84

40196. Derby Works. 29/1/84

40003 (a bit). Doncaster Works. 29/1/84

40060. Warrington BQ. 5/3/84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1983 June 28th A (2).jpg

1983 Sept 25th Crewe (2).jpg

1983 Sept 25th Crewe (3).jpg

1983 Sept Didcot, Crewe (2).jpg

1983 Sept 25th NW (2).jpg

1983 Sept 27th Norwich (3).jpg

1983 Sept Rover A (2).jpg

1984 3rd March NW (2).jpg

1984 4th March B (2).jpg

1984 29th Jan Doncaster Works B (2).jpg

1984 29th Jan Doncaster Works A (2).jpg

1984 March 7th Norwich A (2).jpg

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A superb photo @Covkid which would make a great subject for a 1st weathering project directly onto a factory finished 'clean' loco...... plus, the assorted Engineer's train with at least 3 different types or shades of ballast in the first 8 wagons. Thanks for posting.

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4 hours ago, 03060 said:

A superb photo @Covkid which would make a great subject for a 1st weathering project directly onto a factory finished 'clean' loco...... plus, the assorted Engineer's train with at least 3 different types or shades of ballast in the first 8 wagons. Thanks for posting.

Apologies.  I cannot take any credit for the photo. I merely did a websearch for an image of 40121, then posted the link, not expecting the image to be displayed. The reason I know 40121 was in that condition was because I walked past it at Bescot in the winter of 1981 or 1982 and remember it's red bufferbeams.

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On 21/11/2020 at 20:19, Southof1E top tmd said:

40080 whistles through Wolves with a Bescot yard bound oil train on May 25th 1983, a very different scene today.....

 

NR

 

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Great piccie and thanks for sharing. Not sure about Bescot being the destination, unless you know it for sure. I would be guessing it is a Stanlow-Rowley Regis loaded gas oil train, probably turning left and heading for Portobello and Bescot then a climb up Soho with a banker, then via Galton Jn to Rowley.   

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June 1971, 'serif' numbers on blue livery....

 

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Crewe Works, April 1983....

 

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40 148 (D348!) at Dundee in January 1981, photo by Andy Sales....

 

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6 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

June 1971, 'serif' numbers on blue livery....

 

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Crewe Works, April 1983....

 

Not convinced this is blue, looks like green to me (note the difference to the data panel background). The date is definitely not 1983. 
Nice shot of a tangerine painted cast shed plate as found on ex NE Region locos in the late 1960s.

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June 1983 refers to the photo below, not D348.....

 

but yes my records are D348 received blue livery in the week of 27 Oct 1972.

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On 27/10/2020 at 23:14, Phil Bullock said:

Presumably given that bogies were a problem area swaps were frequent at works visits. Bogie from DB loco put on VB loco,  Pipe would have to be removed to prevent confusion I guess...

Is it as simple as that? Can a dual braked bogie be fitted to a vac only loco?

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3 hours ago, rodent279 said:

Wasn't there a 40 that got fitted with a class 37 nose? Or was it the other way round?

Some tinwork may have been reused but I doubt the whole nose for various reasons.  Principally that class 40 nose is shallower because the buffers are fitted to the bogie on the 40 rather than a buffer beam on the 37.  Grille layouts are different but both have a traction motor blower.    

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3 hours ago, rodent279 said:

Is it as simple as that? Can a dual braked bogie be fitted to a vac only loco?

 

Yes.  It was.  You simply stop off the air pipework as it is superfluous. as with 40121 I mentioned back in the thread, the air pipe was effectively "corked" on the buffer beam

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40013 and 40145 passing Rugeley working 0Z57 Barrow Hill - Crewe holding sidings 9/4/21

 

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