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The Peaks (Continued)

 

D161 (46024), Entered Traffic 3/62, Withdrawn 4/78, Broken Up 10/78

Holding third spot for the shortest service life at 16 years, 1 month is D161 (46024). In April 1978 46024 was involved in a minor collision at Hereford and although the damage was not considerable, repair was denied and 46024 was withdrawn in April 1978. It was broken up by Derby Works during October 1978.

 

D3 (44003), Entered Traffic 9/59, Withdrawn 7/76, Broken Up 8/76

Holding fourth spot for the shortest service life at 16 years, 10 months is the first to be withdrawn D3 (44003) Skiddaw. In 1962 following a short career as passenger locomotives generally on West Coast Main Line duties the ten Pilot series locomotives were allocated to Toton for freight traffic in the East Midlands and had there steam heating boilers removed.. From then until withdrawal the Class 44's would be synonymous with Toton, in general only working to the limits of the route knowledge of Toton's goods link drivers and usually on out and back turns. 44003 was withdrawn in July 1976 and its end came quickly as by the end of September 1976 it had been broken up by Derby Works.

44003 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528101869/

44003 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5631454289/

 

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D177 again this time at Manchester Victoria along with Brush type 4 1536 on the 24/05/69, another location that had a long association with the Peaks to the end. https://tinyurl.com/yyohdyck . Both Gateshead locos, D177 never moved and 1536 drifted around the ER before going to Gateshead in early '69 then 18 months at Immingham before returning to stay at Gateshead fro the rest of it's career(according to brdatabase). They are reunited on my OO gauge layout.

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July 3rd 1982 will long be remembered on the Southern WCML as "Peak gala day!" The day is drawing to a close here as 45104 takes the 1700 Euston - Sheffield through Ledburn at some speed.  Thats 45104, 45110, 45111, 45114 45118, 45130, 45131, 45134, 45138, 45145 and 45149! 11 peaks all at Euston that July day!

 

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Peak at Euston in my Never say Never gallery, 45136, which I rode behind from Leicester. Presumably a different day to your pic, as you don't have that one listed but definitely around 1982. Unfortunately we were slow line all the way from Beltchley, so no great turn of speed - the down trains were using the fast line though.

 

 

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On 05/11/2020 at 20:07, Southof1E top tmd said:

July 3rd 1982 will long be remembered on the Southern WCML as "Peak gala day!" The day is drawing to a close here as 45104 takes the 1700 Euston - Sheffield through Ledburn at some speed.  Thats 45104, 45110, 45111, 45114 45118, 45130, 45131, 45134, 45138, 45145 and 45149! 11 peaks all at Euston that July day!

 

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I'm presuming that these would all have been worked by St.Pancras men with Euston men conducting them over the route.

 

The odd Peak used to turn up at Paddington in the same period, usually with Saltley, Bristol or Cardiff men in the chair, and occasionally one of them would come onto Old Oak for fuel which caused quite a stir. I remember on particular day where a 45 came on for fuel and got blocked in by the afternoon shed turn crew shuffling 47s about who then buggered off up the staff club for a pint!

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8 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

 

I'm presuming that these would all have been worked by St.Pancras men with Euston men conducting them over the route.

 

 

Some of the peaks went via Nuneaton (some changing to electric) others via Bedford - Bletchley that July saturday. Bletchley men i believe were involved on some turns and for some time afterwards there were rumours of 100 mph plus peaks running Bletchley - Watford!!! Another phot from the day 45145 with the diverted 0800 Sheffield - Euston at Leighton Buzzard again on Saturday July 3rd 1982. The cast iron foot bridge was sadly removed in May 2019

 

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9 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

The odd Peak used to turn up at Paddington in the same period, usually with Saltley, Bristol or Cardiff men in the chair, and occasionally one of them would come onto Old Oak for fuel which caused quite a stir. I remember on particular day where a 45 came on for fuel and got blocked in by the afternoon shed turn crew shuffling 47s about who then buggered off up the staff club for a pint!


There was a period in the 80s when the 0935 Cardiff-Paddington and 1307 Paddington-Liverpool Lime Street we’re diagrammed for a 45/1. Happy days!

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The Peaks (Continued)

 

D140 (46003), Entered Traffic 11/61, Withdrawn 10/78, Broken Up 3/80

Holding fifth spot for the shortest service life at 16 years, 11 months is D140 (46003). It would spend the first half of its career predominantly on the old Midland Railway lines being allocated to Nottingham, Toton and Holbeck. In 1971 a major fleet re-organisation occurred and 46003 was part of a batch of class 46 locomotives transferred to Bristol Bath Road as replacements for the then rapidly disappearing diesel-hydraulic fleet on the Western Region. This was followed by a transfer to Laira in November 1972. In the summer of 1978 it suffered a major bogie fire and was sent to Derby Works for evaluation. The result was withdrawal in October 1978 and it was broken up at Derby Works in March 1980.

46003 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12450694933/

46003 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/19631833089/

 

 

 

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On 07/11/2020 at 20:39, Western Aviator said:


There was a period in the 80s when the 0935 Cardiff-Paddington and 1307 Paddington-Liverpool Lime Street were diagrammed for a 45/1. Happy days!

That's probably this working then, that I photographed to the E of Sonning Cutting in 1984:

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The Peaks (Continued)

 

 

1 (44001), Entered Traffic 8/59, Withdrawn 10/76, Broken Up 2/77

D6 (44006), Entered Traffic 11/59, Withdrawn 1/77, Broken Up 2/77

Holding the sixth and seventh spots for the shortest service life at 17 years, 2 months are two of the Pilot series, the first of the class D1 (44001) Scarfell Pike and D6 (44006) Whernside In 1962 following a short career as passenger locomotives generally on West Coast Main Line duties the ten Pilot series locomotives were allocated to Toton for freight traffic in the East Midlands and had there steam heating boilers removed.. From then until withdrawal the Class 44's would be synonymous with Toton, in general only working to the limits of the route knowledge of Toton's goods link drivers and usually on out and back turns. 44001 was the second Peak to be withdrawn due to fire damage after failing in the Stoke area on 8L21, Toton – Garston. Its end came four months later being broken up by Derby Works during February 1977. 44006 was the third Peak to be withdrawn and its end came rather more quickly being broken up by Derby Works also during February 1977 only one month after withdrawal.

44006 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/22928339783/

 

 

To be continued

 

 

 

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On 25/03/2014 at 13:14, Strathwood said:

For those into Peaks, watch out for Looking back at Peaks which will be out in the next thirty days. Inside there are over 150 colour photographs, covering all of the named locomotives, livery variations, nameplate designs, from their introduction until they were taken out of service, ie no preserved pics to pad out the book.

 

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Is this basically the same as the current Amberly title by the same author?

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