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Class 40 Pics and detail differences in the class.


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Just acquired a scanner (on loan), so thought I maight add my two penn'orth

 

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Self explanatory, 1981, just after Woodhead closed

 

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Reddish 1981. just look at the reflection in the side of the 76. Highly polished before being scrapped, or what?

 

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Two for the price of one. Guide Bridge 1981, same day as the others.

 

I think we went there in October of '81, to see what was left of the Woodhead, and were quite surprised to  be able to clear, effectively, all of the 76's which had been in traffic at the closure.

 

More to follow when I have some time.

 

Regards

 

Ian

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What was the number of the 40 ,with split headcode box & discs?

 

After 35 years, my spotting notes are long gone, as are some of my memories.

 

In fact, I had to look back at the photos to see if it was one of mine that you were referring to. I had never even noticed the split box/disc combination before.

 

I am sure that someone will be along soon enough to tell us which one it was, and which bits are original, and which are repairs/mods.

 

Best regards

 

Ian

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Agreed Nick - here she is

 

https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/discuss/72157625726740402/

 

On the FLICKR class 40 group

 

Phil

 

40131 also had the nose doors at the no2 end from a disc loco but didnt have the actual discs fitted.

 

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That site is a gold mine of detail differences.

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I was asking this in another forum but no replies. I am sure that 40 010 had the larger double arrows in the 70s but a picture when scrapped shows the smaller normal ones. Would this loco have had a repaint in between?  I am modelling this loco as in the 70s.

 

Dave

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9 hours ago, drgj said:

I was asking this in another forum but no replies. I am sure that 40 010 had the larger double arrows in the 70s but a picture when scrapped shows the smaller normal ones. Would this loco have had a repaint in between?  I am modelling this loco as in the 70s.

 

Dave

It averaged about 4 or 5 years between general overhauls, subject to major failures etc not necessitating earlier shopping, so it would be possible.

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