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All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – 1968

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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – January 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see a further locomotive from the final batch of Class 20’s and two Class 50’s delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 20 – D8319
    Class 50 – D403/05

    The next ten years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5545/47/72, D5615/72/79, D5836/53

    Steam withdrawals in the month decreased from eighty two to thirty one. With the remaining steam fleet being made up of Stanier Black Fives, Stanier 8F’s and BR Standards these types would now form the basis of the monthly withdrawals. The slaughter of the small or non-standard diesel shunter fleet continued with eleven locomotives condemned. There was a pause in the non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleet condemnations this month. At least two of the steam withdrawals survived breaking up and entered preservation.

    48305 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14993236636/
    92212 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/22072461702/
    D403 (50003) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/35590406443/
    D405 (50005) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/13005133595/
    D5545 (31127) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6903861882/
    D5572 (31154) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7049953359/
    D8319 (20906) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8234779374/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – February 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see the final four locomotives from the final batch of Class 20’s and another Class 50 delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 20 – D8324/25/26/27
    Class 50 – D410

    The next ten years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5558/82, D5839/60

    Steam withdrawals in the month decreased from thirty one to twenty. With the dwindling steam fleet being made up of Stanier Black Fives, Stanier 8F’s and BR Standards these types would now form the basis of the monthly withdrawals. The slaughter of the small or non-standard diesel shunter fleet continued with renewed vigour with thirty three locomotives condemned. The pause in the non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleet condemnations continued this month with just one locomotive condemned.

    D8325 (20905) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/30884760923/
    D8327 (20227) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14323811297/
    D5558 (31421) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5538206062/
    D5582 (31164) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5658987876/
    D5839 (31306) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6311509580/
    D5860 (31325) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6787605793/
    D410 (50010) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11331477755/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – March 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see seven Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D406/07/08/09/11/12/13

    The next ten years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5538/63/64/65, D5621/41/52

    Steam withdrawals in the month increased from twenty to sixty three. With the dwindling steam fleet being made up of Stanier Black Fives, Stanier 8F’s and BR Standards these types would now form the basis of the monthly withdrawals with the Stanier 8F’s being hit hard this month with thirty three condemned.. The slaughter of the small or non-standard diesel shunter fleet slowed again with only seven locomotives condemned. However the pause in the non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleet condemnations ended with three Class 14, one Class 15 and two Class 22 locomotives condemned. The three Class 14 locomotives had been in service for less than four years.

    D406 (50006) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/38182160081/
    D407 (50007) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9477612972/
    D407 (50007) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12216792215/
    D408 (50008) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9477606770/
    D408 (50008) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/36461114593/
    D411 (50011) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5560200691/
    D412 (50012) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/23516414662/
    D413 (50013) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9072042899/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – April 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see seven Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D414/15/16/17/18/19/20

    The next nine years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5513/29/33/50/52/75, D5634, D5835

    Steam withdrawals in the month decreased from sixty three to twenty nine. The slaughter of the small or non-standard diesel shunter fleet increased again with twelve locomotives condemned however the non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleet condemnations significantly increased with no less than thirty three Class 14, one Class 15 and three Class 21 locomotives condemned. The thirty three Class 14 locomotives had been in service for less than four years with the oldest withdrawn having a service life of three years seven months and the youngest withdrawn having a service life of just two years six months.

    D9504 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8092831819/
    D9516 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10322997853/
    D9516 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/28892539262/
    D9525 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10322812034/
    D9539 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/18974542174/
    D9552 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/32730985113/
    D5513 (31013) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8702941209/
    D5529 (31111) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5893193606/
    D5533 (31115) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7049952831/
    D5575 (31424) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5714832967/
    D5634 (31210) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6095253549/
    D5835 (31302) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5643315161/
    D415 (50015) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12516612864/
    D416 (50016) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9147396845/
    D418 (50018) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6940376285/
    D419 (50019) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5679167682/
    D420 (50020) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9391258090/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – May 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see the final Class 47 and five Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 47 – D1961
    Class 50 – D421/22/23/24/25

    The next nine years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5506/26/73/78/79/89/92, D5619/39

    Steam withdrawals in the month increased from twenty nine to fifty five. The slaughter of the small or non-standard diesel shunter fleet increased again from twelve locomotives condemned to twenty four with twenty one being Class 03’s. The non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleet condemnations significantly decreased from thirty seven to just seven with five more Class 22 locomotives condemned. and a start made on the Class 28 Metro-Vick Co-Bo’s with two condemned.

    D5526 (31108) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/21252085602/
    D5573 (31155) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16520066944/
    D5579 (31161) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7855341424/
    D5589 (31401) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7168306843/
    D5619 (31195) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8739611633/
    D1961 (47515) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/28367883231/
    D422 (50022) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6346963290/
    D424 (50024) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6346960720/
    D425 (50025) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/23234493094/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – June 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see five Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D426/27/28/29/30

    Steam withdrawals in the month increased from fifty five to seventy. The slaughter of the small or non-standard diesel shunter fleet increased again from twenty four locomotives condemned to forty three with twenty being from Class 10 and thirteen from Class 05. The non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleet condemnations significantly decreased from seven to just two Class 21 locomotives condemned. At least two of the June withdrawals escaped being broken up, Ivatt class 4MT, 2-6-0 43106 and BR Standard 5MT 4-6-0 73050.

    43106 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9624927103/
    73050 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5636463473/
    D426 (50026) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9074273722/
    D429 (50029) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6794262622/
    D430 (50030) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6940377365/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – July 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see four Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D431/32/33/34

    The next nine years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5515/44/65/99, D5629/56

    In the penultimate month before the end of main line steam on British Rail steam withdrawals in the month decreased from seventy to only twelve. The slaughter of the small or non-standard diesel shunter fleet decreased slightly from forty three to thirty eight with nineteen being from Class 04 and sixteen from Class 10. The non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleet condemnations increased from two to four with three North British Class 16’s and one Clayton Class 17 condemned.

    D2246 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/39609238911/
    D2324 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14283950543/
    D2334 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7060050115/
    D5515 (31015) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6016592107/
    D5629 (31205) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15551304979/
    D5656 (31409) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/41946717742/
    D5656 (31409) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6787612917/
    D431 (50031) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/36290252422/
    D431 (50031) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/37341466125/
    D432 (50032) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6794265870/
    D434 (50034) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6374707359/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – August 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see just one Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D436

    The next nine years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5502/31/42/43/60/77

    With the end of main line steam on British Rail the last remaining seventy nine main line steam locomotives were withdrawn in the month. The slaughter of the small or non-standard diesel shunter fleet decreased from thirty eight to fourteen . The non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleet condemnations increased from four to six with three North British Class 21’s, two North British Class 22’s and one Warship Class 42 condemned. At least nine of the August withdrawals escaped being broken up, seven Stanier Black Five 4-6-0’s, one Stanier 8F 2-8-0 and of course BR Standard Brotannia Pacific 4-6-2 70013 Oliver Cromwell.

    44806 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/37498112996/
    44932 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8149999489/
    45110 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8149998365/
    45212 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8031816935/
    45231 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10201895986/
    45231 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/24618473764/
    45305 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/32282168760/
    45407 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6165477746/
    48773 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6165455666/
    70013 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6340495495/
    D5531 (31113) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6174399850/
    D5541 (31124) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5653109516/
    D5542 (31125) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5772130981/
    D5560 (31142) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10452783823/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – September 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see six Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D435/37/38/39/40/42

    The next nine years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5659/70/82, D5852

    With the main line steam all withdrawn attention now focused on the small or non-standard diesel shunter and the non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleets. Shunter condemnations slightly increased from fourteen to fifteen and main line diesel condemnations jumped from six to thirty seven with eight BTH Class 15’s, six North British Class 16’s, ten North British Class 22’s, one English Electric “Baby Deltic” Class 23 and twelve Metro Vic Class 28’s condemned. At least two of the September withdrawals escaped being broken up, Class 10 shunter D4092 and Metro Vic Class 28 D5705.

    D4092 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7418080964/
    D435 (50035) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11770062825/
    D437 (50037) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16144208098/
    D439 (50039) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9149620730/
    D440 (50040) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/34999184213/
    D442 (50042) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6171583046/
    D442 (50042) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/20016612255/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – October 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see four Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D441/43/44/45

    The next nine years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5503/08/17/83, D5655

    With the main line steam now all withdrawn attention now focused on the small or non-standard diesel shunter and the non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleets. Shunter condemnations remained steady at fifteen and main line diesel condemnations decreased slightly from thirty seven to thirty five. This month British Rail decided it had had enough of the Clayton Type 1 (Class 17), introduced only six years earlier as a replacement for the English Electric Type 1 (Class 20) and condemned twenty one of the class, with the youngest, D8611 having only been in traffic for three years, nine months. Also condemned this month were five Class 14’s, three BTH Class 15’s, one North British Class 22’s, one English Electric “Baby Deltic” Class 23, one BR Type 2 Class 24, and two Warship Class 42’s. Finally seven electric locomotives were condemned, one Class 70 and the six EM2 Class 77’s, later to be sold to Holland. At least one of the October withdrawals has escaped being broken up, EM2 Class 77 E27000

    D443 (50043) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10131889654/
    D445 (50045) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/24224626055/
    D5508 (31008) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12450684923/
    D5583 (31165) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5893190534/
    D5655 (31229) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6017148226/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – November 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see two Class 50 locomotives delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D446/47

    The next nine years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5504/05/35/54, D5657/95

    With the main line steam now all withdrawn attention now focused on the small or non-standard diesel shunter and the non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleets. Shunter condemnations decreased from fifteen to ten and main line diesel condemnations decreased from thirty five to only seven. Condemned this month were two Class 14’s, two Class 17 Clayton type 1’s, two North British Class 22’s and one accident damaged Class 33 BRCW type 3. Finally an accident damaged Class 81 AL1 AC electric locomotives was condemned. At least one of the November withdrawals has escaped being broken up, Class 14 D9526

    D9526 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/19975986668/
    D5504 (31004) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11600311133/
    D5657 (31230) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8273432321/
    D5695 (31265) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10452615655/
    D446 (50046) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6171053445/
    D447 (50047) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9147399915/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – December 1968

    With first generation diesel locomotive building virtually complete this month would see the last two Class 50 locomotives delivered. This was the end of locomotive construction for the first time in the railways history and gap would last four years until the Class 87’s were built in 1973/74

    New Locomotives
    Class 50 – D448/49

    The next nine years or so will be dominated by a mix of locomotive modifications and the withdrawal of the more un-successful or “non standard” types. The main programme of modification this month was Doncaster Works undertaking replacement of the unreliable Mirrlees JVS12T 1250bhp engine in the Brush Type 2 fleet with a 1470bhp English Electric 12SVT engine.

    D5509/14/19/30/39, D5661/69

    With the main line steam now all withdrawn attention now focused on the small or non-standard diesel shunter and the non standard or unreliable main line diesel fleets. Shunter condemnations increased from ten to thirty one and main line diesel condemnations increased from seven to nineteen.. Condemned this month were one Class 14, two Class 15’s, eight Class 17 Clayton type 1’s, three North British Class 22’s and two Class 23 (Baby Deltics). Also condemned was one of the Southern DC Electrics (Class 70).

    D448 (50048) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10641089595/
    D449 (50049) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/19068527542/
    D449 (50049) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/41247452021/
    D5514 (31014) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5721441058/
    D5519 (31019) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6174397104/
    D5519 (31019) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5893188920
    D5519 (31019) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12231671754/
     

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