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Forty years ago, on this day in 1980 I tried out my new SLR camera.

 

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Laira's 46026 Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry runs into Weston-super-Mare with the 10.35 Leeds to Paignton service. KR 17/1/80.

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I thought I'd add a photo of 45 132. Currently at North Weald on the Epping and Ongar railway. Hopefully I think it will be running at one of their galas this year after being restored. 

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Heres some, a few at locations we havent seen yet in this thread - may have been seen before on other threads but included here for completeness, all taken 1976 - 79. Apologies for my appalling record keeping, don't have numbers where they are not self evident...

 

Just investigating getting more slides scanned so may be more to come....enjoy!

 

Southbound at Abbotswood - 

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Ludlow racecourse

 

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Not sure of this next location - Sheffield Midland perhaps?

 

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Southbound on ammonia tanks at Abbotswood

 

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Northbound out of Worcester at KGV playing fields

 

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Derby works

 

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46026 south bound at Norton Junction on empty clays

 

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Northbound at Bristol Parkway

 

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1 hour ago, Phil Bullock said:

Not sure of this next location - Sheffield Midland perhaps?

 

Yes. The canopy decoration and the now-demolished building behind are the giveaways.

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18 minutes ago, eastwestdivide said:

Yes. The canopy decoration and the now-demolished building behind are the giveaways.

 

Cheers - never took many phots there, usually just passing through so nice to know memory hasn't totally deserted me.... yet!

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8 hours ago, Phil Bullock said:

Heres some, a few at locations we havent seen yet in this thread - may have been seen before on other threads but included here for completeness, all taken 1976 - 79. Apologies for my appalling record keeping, don't have numbers where they are not self evident...

 

Just investigating getting more slides scanned so may be more to come....enjoy!

 

Southbound at Abbotswood - 

000030.JPG

 

Ludlow racecourse

 

2013-10-08_6.JPG

 

Not sure of this next location - Sheffield Midland perhaps?

 

000065.JPG

 

Southbound on ammonia tanks at Abbotswood

 

4 cropped.jpg

 

Northbound out of Worcester at KGV playing fields

 

000038 cropped.jpg

 

Derby works

 

45 40 Derby.jpg

 

46026 south bound at Norton Junction on empty clays

 

000054.JPG

 

Northbound at Bristol Parkway

 

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Hi Phil,

 

The photograph of the ammonia tanks is interesting as I was unaware that locomotives ever carried Haz-Chem boards on their lamp brackets.

 

Gibbo.

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52 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

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Absolutely fantastic photos - thanks for sharing. Bring back memories of the real, grimy St Pancras I remember as a kid :) 

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On 15/01/2020 at 08:42, DY444 said:

 

 

 

It's not Derby.  I think its York depot as the signals are of the pattern used in the post war signalling schemes at York and Newcastle (amongst others).

 

It is York. The locos are at the south end of the stabling point, with the NRM yard in front

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1 hour ago, Gibbo675 said:

Hi Phil,

 

The photograph of the ammonia tanks is interesting as I was unaware that locomotives ever carried Haz-Chem boards on their lamp brackets.

 

Gibbo.

Nor me.

A few years after that photo I was in Bristol TOPS and produced trainlists for the ammonia tanks from ICI Severnside to Haverton Hill. 

Nasty stuff, which required a brake van for the guard, so as not to walk past the tanks in the event of an incident.

 

cheers

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15 hours ago, Rivercider said:

Forty years ago, on this day in 1980 I tried out my new SLR camera.

 

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Laira's 46026 Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry runs into Weston-super-Mare with the 10.35 Leeds to Paignton service. KR 17/1/80.

 

Sorry you only need one BSO in a rake, and just because they ended up in the bargain bin......

Oh!...

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45 045 at Saltley in '83 (there are still some marks in the brickwork on this bridge) and 45 149 at the Glos & Warks….

 

 

 

 

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Evidence of repainting and renumbering on 45 041 in this Ben Derby shot...

 

 

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On 17/01/2020 at 17:54, Rivercider said:

Nor me.

A few years after that photo I was in Bristol TOPS and produced trainlists for the ammonia tanks from ICI Severnside to Haverton Hill. 

Nasty stuff, which required a brake van for the guard, so as not to walk past the tanks in the event of an incident.

 

cheers

 

Cheers Kevin

 

I dont suppose you happen to know which tanks were being used in the early 70s by any chance?

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

45 045 at Saltley in '83 (there are still some marks in the brickwork on this bridge) and 45 149 at the Glos & Warks….

 

 

 

 

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A good illustration of why nose ends were initially favoured in BR diesel design I guess Nidge...

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On 17/01/2020 at 16:12, Gibbo675 said:

Hi Phil,

 

The photograph of the ammonia tanks is interesting as I was unaware that locomotives ever carried Haz-Chem boards on their lamp brackets.

 

Gibbo.

 

Cheers - and I have never seen it elsewhere either!

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15 hours ago, Phil Bullock said:

 

Cheers Kevin

 

I dont suppose you happen to know which tanks were being used in the early 70s by any chance?

 

 

Sorry Phil, it was 1978 when I went into Bristol TOPS,

 

cheers

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On 15 January 2020 at 13:08, keefer said:

Do you recall what day of the week you travelled on? The worst of the weather affecting the ECML started on the 12th Jan until about the 15th. Trains on the SR continued to be affected badly until the 18th, when conditions eased a bit.

I got this from Derbysulzers, but no mention of any cl.45s

https://web.archive.org/web/20160414112747/http://derbysulzers.com/snowb.html  (scroll down for 1987)

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Hi Keefer, thanks for the suggestion, sorry for the delay in replying. Looking back I believe that it was Monday the 12th January 1987. The reasoning behind this thinking is that the trip had been planned for a while and the week prior to the trip the snowy weather wasn't forecast to be as bad as it turned out to be. We had no way of getting in touch everyone on the day until they showed up at Brighton. In fairness we probably wouldn't have left Sussex had we known how bad it was going to turn out. But back then there was no 24 hour news, no mobile phones, no internet etc etc so no way of knowing. I know so little about class 45 workings especially around this area at this time. Is it possible that this was a 'scratch working' due to the bad weather? Or were there still scheduled 45 workings between Peterborough and Norwich? If it was a scratch service working then a 45 turning up at Norwich might have been recorded as an interesting event? Like I said it is so long ago and so little to go on. But a least I am fairly sure it was Monday 12th. 

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I had hoped Derbysulzers might have had more info in their cl.45 section and even more so when I saw there was a 'winter weather' section, both done by year!

Maybe it was a case of not so many people were out and about to note any unusual workings?

Can't help with regular 45 workings I'm afraid, so wouldn't know if certain moves were odd or not.

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Coulple from me, small size due to being on my old "dial-up" website, first is 44008 at Glasgow Works Open Day on Saturday 27th June 1981, it had come up north in the consist of a freight, which i saw from a distance at Holyton the week before, it was on it's way to Aviemore which became it's home for a while.

 

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Second one is 97413 "Amethyst" (ex 45066) at Mossend awaiting its last trip to MC Metals at Springburn, August 1988

 

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Jim

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Trev52a  'like' is not a good enough way to respond to those Western Region photos.  A peak and a Western on the centre road at Exeter St David's- gorgeous, just gorgeous.  The Peak heading to Plymouth at Teignmouth with Sprey Point in the background is peachy too.  Lovely stuff.  

 

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Photo by Rob Fraser : 45 001 on the 'Derby maroon set' with 1V62 07.18 Derby - Paignton at Westerleigh on 22nd September 1973, taken from the Hymek Swansong railtour...

 

 

 

 

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