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All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – 1963

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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – January 1963

    Diesel and Electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops with Doncaster building class 85 electrics, Derby building class 25 and class 46 “Peaks” and class 52 Westerns being built at Crewe and Swindon. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Beyer Peacock at Manchester were building class 35 Hymek’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 25 – D5176
    Class 35 – D7062/64/65/66
    Class 37 – D6788/89/90/91, D6802/03/04/05/06/07/08
    Class 46 – D189/90/91/92/93
    Class 47 – D1504/05/06/07/08
    Class 52 – D1015 Western Champion, D1050 Western Ruler, D1051 Western Ambassador
    Class 85 – E3073/75

    After the massive attack on the steam fleet in December 1962 when six hundred and twenty three locomotives were withdrawn January 1963 was relatively quite with only seventy four withdrawals, spread over 36 classes.

    Also for the first time in many years there were no new diesel shunters delivered during the month. This was due to the fact that the last British Railways order for diesel shunters had been completed in December 1962 with the delivery of D4157 from Horwich works. This would be the high point for the diesel shunter fleet as within the few years the changing traffic patterns and reduction in route mileage would see the steady reduction of the fleet.

    A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

    D6790 (37606) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/24330315215/
    D6803 (37103 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14476374083/
    D6805 (37105) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6688482985/
    D6808 (37108 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10452620756/
    D190 (46053) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8025578403/
    D191 (46054) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6398311243/
    D192 (46055) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8243947350/
    D1506 (47407) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8314568610/
    D1507 (47408) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5843927525/
    D1015 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6651364719/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – February 1963

    Although all the diesel shunter orders had been delivered main line diesel and electric locomotive building was still in full swing with British Railways workshops with Doncaster building class 85 electrics, Derby building class 25 and class 52 Westerns being built at Crewe and Swindon. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Beyer Peacock at Manchester were building class 35 Hymek’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 25 – D5177/78/79/80
    Class 35 – D7067/68/69
    Class 37 – D6792/93, D6809/10/11/12/13/14/15
    Class 47 – D1509/10/11
    Class 52 – D1016 Western Gladiator, D1047 Western Lord, D1052 Western Viceroy, D1053 Western Patriarch
    Class 85 – E3088

    After the massive attack on the steam fleet at the end of 1962 the early months of 1963 remained relatively quite with only 60 withdrawals spread over 28 classes this month. Two of those withdrawals still survive today, Great Western Railway 2-8-0T 5227 and 0-6-0PT 5775.

    A number of the above were photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

    5227 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/29309484725/
    5775 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/32570254074/
    D5179 (25029) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5938746669/
    D6810 (37110) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6688484357/
    D6812 (37112) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6688486169/
    D6814 (37114) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15117229674/
    D6815 (37115) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7927668610/
    D1509 (47410) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6336928174/
    D1511 (47412) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6948966839/
    D1052 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11829976355/
    D1053 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6225277611/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – March 1963

    Although all the diesel shunter orders had been delivered main line diesel and electric locomotive building was still in full swing with British Railways workshops with Doncaster building class 85 electrics, Darlington and Derby building class 25 and Crewe and Swindon building class 52 Westerns. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Beyer Peacock at Manchester were building class 35 Hymek’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 25 – D5181/82/86/87/88/89
    Class 35 – D7070/71/72/73/74
    Class 37 – D6795, D6816/17/18/19/20/29/30/31
    Class 47 – D1512/13/14/15
    Class 52 – D1017, Western Warrior, D1054 Western Governor, D1055 Western Advocate, D1056 Western Sultan, D1058 Western Nobleman
    Class 85 – E3077/78/80

    After the massive attack on the steam fleet at the end of 1962 and the quite early months of 1963 steam withdrawal started to pick up again with one hundred and one withdrawals in the month of March. Two of those withdrawals, Great Western Railway 28xx 2-8-0 2807 and 41xx 2-6-2T 4141 escaped being broken up and can still be seen today.

    2807 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/20178180289/
    4141 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7187308210/
    D5181 (25031) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5967618972/
    D5182 (25032) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6202432517/
    D5186 (25036) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/33579641874/
    D6816 (37116) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10881235943/
    D6817 (37521) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7418072516/
    D6819 (37283) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5858776887/
    D6820 (37120) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7744666120/
    D6829 (37669) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6190848581/
    D6831 (37131) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/28472758240/
    D1512 (47413) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5976425655/
    D1513 (47414) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6233035671/
    D1514 (47415) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5844470386/
    D1515 (47416) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6827951479/
    D1054 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6651359893/
    D1058 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6125863109/
    E3077 (85022) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6943497702/
    E3080 (85025) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5994380462/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – April 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Doncaster building class 85 electrics, Darlington and Derby building class 25 and Crewe and Swindon building class 52 Westerns. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8516/18/30
    Class 25 – D5183/84/90/91/92/93/94/95
    Class 37 – D6821/22/23/24/32/33/34/35/36/37/38
    Class 47 – D1516/17/19
    Class 52 – D1018 Western Buccaneer, D1057 Western Chieftain, D1059 Western Empire, D1060 Western Dominion, D1061 Western Envoy
    Class 85 – E3076

    Steam withdrawals slowed down again in April 1963 perhaps because of the unusually hard winter months that had just past which the new diesel fleet had found tough and whose reliability had suffered accordingly. Of the 77 steam withdrawals in the month it was the LNER Pacific’s which stand out with another three A4’s (60013/15/22), three A3’s and an A1 withdrawn. One of the A4’s withdrawn was of course the world record speed holder for steam locomotives 60022 Mallard, which naturally escaped being broken up.

    D5191 (25041) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6202431773/
    D5192 (25042) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6202947460/
    D5193 (25043) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5770220321/
    D5194 (25044) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6268064649/
    D5195 (25045) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6268064065/
    D6821 (37121) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7927672278/
    D6834 (37134) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5718083730/
    D1516 (47417) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6927180090/
    D1519 (47420) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14716874523/
    D1018 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16394819994/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – May 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25 and Crewe and Swindon building class 52 Westerns. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn Works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s Beyer Peacock at Manchester were building class 35 Hymek’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8520/29/31
    Class 25 – D5185/96/97/98/99, D5200/01/02/03
    Class 35 – D7076/78
    Class 37 – D6825/26/27/39/40/41/42/43
    Class 47 – D1518
    Class 52 – D1019 Western Challenger, D1020 Western Hero, D1062 Western Courier, D1063 Western Monitor, D1064 Western Regent.

    The prototype rebuild of the North British Type 2 (Class 21) with a new Paxman 12YJXL engine entered traffic this month. The rebuilt locomotives became Class 29.

    Rebuilt Class 21 – Class 29

    D6123

    Steam withdrawals accelerated again in May 1963. Of the 112 steam withdrawals spread over 41 different classes the most notable were 20 Austerity 2-8-0’s. At least one of the May withdrawals escaped being broken up, Hall class 4-6-0 4953 Pitchford Hall.

    4953 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8260551734/
    D5185 (25035) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7660376900/
    D5197 (25047) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12944477994/
    D5199 (25049) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5542388360/
    D5202 (25052) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/21619858786/
    D5203 (25053) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6268591130/
    D6825 (37125) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5653384383/
    D6827 (37127) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7927665708/
    D6839 (37139) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8107893649/
    D6842 (37142) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5648939142/
    D6843 (37143) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8107896125/
    D1518 (47419) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6464431621/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – June 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25 Doncaster building class 85 electrics, Swindon building class 52 Westerns and Crewe also building Westerns as well as delivering the last class 45 Peak. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s Beyer Peacock at Manchester were building class 35 Hymek’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8517/34/37/38/39/41
    Class 25 – D5204/05/06/07/08/09/10/11/12
    Class 35 – D7082/83/84/85
    Class 37 – D6828/44/45/46/47/48/49/59
    Class 45 – D57
    Class 47 – D1520/21/22/23/24/25/26
    Class 52 – D1021 Western Cavalier, D1065 Western Consort, D1066 Western Prefect
    Class 85 – E3082/89

    Steam withdrawals accelerated slightly again in June 1963 with 119 steam withdrawals spread over 51 different classes. The most notable were the first Bulleid West Country/Battle of Britain Pacific condemnations (34035/43/74) and another attack on the large LNER passenger locomotives with 4 A2s, 1 A3, 1 A4 and 12 V2s condemned. At least one of the June withdrawals escaped being broken up, Robinson class 02, 2-8-0 63601.

    63601 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5756826955/
    D5207 (25057) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6849645254/
    D5209 (25059) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16171827735/
    D5210 (25060) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5639896708/
    D5212 (25062) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16315934055/
    D6828 (37128) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7927662772/
    D6847 (37147) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6374705427/
    D1520 (47421) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6734802609/
    D1521 (47001) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5839621193/
    D1522 (47002) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10755008683/
    D1523 (47003) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10754805196/
    D1524 (47004) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12183762665/
    D1525 (47422) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7002183075/
    D1526 (47005) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5840165652
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – July 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25’s and Swindon and Crewe building class 52 Westerns. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s Beyer Peacock at Manchester were building class 35 Hymek’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8514/19/21/22/23/24/28/32/35
    Class 25 – D5213/14/15/16/23/24/25
    Class 35 – D7086/87/89
    Class 37 – D6850/51/52/53/54/55/56/57/60/61/62
    Class 47 – D1527/28/29/30/31/32
    Class 52 – D1022 Western Sentinel, D1067 Western Druid, D1068 Western Reliance

    Steam withdrawals continued to accelerate with 137 steam withdrawals spread over 48 different classes. The most notable were the first LNER designed British Railways built Peppercorn K1 class 2-6-0 62016 which had entered traffic in July 1949 and an attack on the large NER Raven 0-8-0 Q6 freight locomotives with 12 condemned. At least one of the July withdrawals escaped being broken up, Great Western 5600 class 2-6-0 5643.

    5643 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5993165850/
    D5213 (25063) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5537987806/
    D5215 (25065) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/38682373760/
    D5223 (25073) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5558314385/
    D5225 (25075) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8636994578/
    D7089 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5537679583/
    D6852 (37152) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7001375266/
    D6855 (37155) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8107894245/
    D6857 (37157) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10754800536/
    D1528 (47006) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5668890459/
    D1529 (47007) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11561256933/
    D1532 (47009) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/13005522004/
    D1022 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6651362929/
    D1068 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12007814024/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 50 Years Ago – August 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25’s and Doncaster building class 85 electrics. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8515/25/26/27/33/36/40
    Class 25 – D5217/18/19/21/26
    Class 37 – D6858/63/64/65/69/70
    Class 47 – D1533/34/35/36/37
    Class 85 – E3083

    At the height of the 1963 summer timetable steam withdrawals dropped to only eighty nine locomotives spread over thirty nine classes.

    D5219 (25069) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7158784499/
    D5226 (25076) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9114742656/
    D5226 (25076) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5580936225/
    D6863 (37163) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/32358686674/
    D6870 (37170) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8107894961/
    D1533 (47425) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7813045144/
    D1534 (47426) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6067878359/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – September 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25’s, Swindon building class 52 Westerns and Doncaster building class 85 electrics. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s Beyer Peacock building class 35 Hymeks and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8542/43/44/45/46/47/48
    Class 25 – D5220/22/27/28/29, D7568
    Class 35 – D7090/91
    Class 37 – D6866/67/71/72/73/74/75
    Class 47 – D1538/39/40/41/42/43
    Class 52 - D1023 Western Fusilier
    Class 85 – E3081/91

    At the end of the 1963 summer timetable steam withdrawals rocketed to an all time monthly high of two hundred and thirty nine locomotives spread over fifty six classes. Major inroads were made during the month on the larger passenger engines with another West Country and seven A3 Pacifics condemned and seven Castle, eight Hall, three County, nine Stanier Black Five, two Stanier Jubilee, one Fowler Patriot, four Royal Scots, six B16 and no less than twenty seven B1 4-6-0’s condemned and twelve V2 2-6-2’s also condemned. Another major inroad was made into the 2-8-0 freight engines with four Churchward 28xx, one Churchward 47xx, two Robinson 04, nine Austerities and no less than thirty Gresley 02’s condemned.

    D5228 (25078) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/17762086835/
    D6867 (37167) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7904536598/
    D6871 (37171) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5576276964/
    D6871 (37611) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7147461167/
    D6874 (37174) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8194654797/
    D6875 (37175) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16693706069/
    D1538 (47011) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5989063812/
    D1541 (47429) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15018278118/
    D1542 (47430) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7430219680/
    D1543 (47014) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12113459956/
    D1023 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6126410692/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – October 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25’s, Swindon and Crewe building class 52 Westerns and Doncaster building class 85 electrics. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s Beyer Peacock building class 35 Hymeks and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8549/51/52/53/54/55/56
    Class 25 – D5230, D7569/70/71/72/73/74
    Class 35 – D7088
    Class 37 – D6868/76/77/78/79/80/81/82/99, D6900/01/02/03
    Class 47 – D1544/45/46/47/48/49, D1682/83
    Class 52 – D1024 Western Huntsman, D1069 Western Vanguard, D1070 Western Gauntlet
    Class 85 – E3079/90

    After the all time monthly high of two hundred and thirty nine locomotives condemned in September there was a slight reduction during October, however a further one hundred and ninety six locomotives spread over fifty three classes were condemned in the month. Major inroads were again made during the month on the larger passenger engines with four Coranation, three A1, eight A3 and five A4 Pacifics condemned. Also five Castle, eleven Hall, two County, three Stanier Black Five, seven Stanier Jubilee, one Fowler Patriot, two Royal Scots and one B1 4-6-0’s condemned plus another V2 2-6-2’s also condemned. Another major inroad was made into the Fowler 4F 0-6-0’s and no less than thirty three condemned. Another sign that steam was in rapid decline was the condemnation of another British Railways Standard engine, class 2 2-6-2T 84012 which was only just over ten years old.

    D7569 (25219) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16818514922/
    D7570 (25220) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9660070477/
    D7572 (25222) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8130092519/
    D7573 (25223) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9388479017/
    D7574 (25224) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6208329040/
    D6879 (37179) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6064727778/
    D6881 (37610) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6190846371/
    D6882 (37182) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/31105220575/
    D6899 (37199) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6064179733/
    D6900 (37200) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8194652789/
    D6901 (37201) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8194653515/
    D1544 (47015) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16995677091/
    D1545 (47431) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8189232641/
    D1547 (47432) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6984612778/
    D1548 (47433) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8282595149/
    D1549 (47434) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/24973396510/
    D1682 (47096) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5564751978/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – November 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25’s, Swindon and Crewe building class 52 Westerns and Doncaster building class 85 electrics. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8550/57/58/59/60/61/62
    Class 25 – D5232, D7575/76/77/78
    Class 37 – D6883/84/86, D6904/05/06/07/08/10
    Class 47 – D1684/85/86/87/88/89/90/91/92
    Class 52 – D1025 Western Guardsman, D1071 Western Renown, D1072 Western Glory
    Class 85 – E3093

    Following the all time monthly high of two hundred and thirty nine locomotives condemned in September withdrawals continued around the two hundred mark with two hundred and three locomotives spread over fifty three steam classes and one diesel class condemned in the month. Another British Railways Standard engine, class 2, 2-6-0 78015 was condemned in the month which was less than ten years old. From now on the steam fleet would not only be affected by the dieselization programme but the effects of the Beeching Report and the associated closures would also start to become apparent.

    D7575 (25225) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9388481605/
    D6883 (37884) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/27075694171/
    D6884 (37184) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8186578543/
    D6904 (37204) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8194654175/
    D6905 (37205) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8554166396/
    D6906 (37906) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/17357223820/
    D1686 (47099) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8485013826/
    D1687 (47100) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7813042176/
    D1691 (47103) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5628723177/
    D1071 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6225278897/
    D1071 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6651361459/
    D1072 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6225795836/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – December 1963

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25’s and Swindon and Crewe building class 52 Westerns. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s, Beyer Peacock building class 35 Hymeks and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8563/64/65/66
    Class 25 – D5231/33/34/35/36/37/38/39/40/41/42, D7579/80/81
    Class 35 – D7077/79/80/81/92/93/94/95/96/97
    Class 37 – D6885, D6909/11
    Class 47 – D1693/94/95/96/97/99
    Class 52 – D1026 Western Centurion, D1030 Western Musketeer, D1031 Western Rifleman, D1032 Western Marksman, D1073 Western Bulwark

    With the continuing increase in diesel locomotives and the effects of the Beeching Report and the associated line closures December was another all time high for locomotives condemned with three hundred and seven being withdrawn in the month. This would take the number of withdrawn locomotives since the end of the 1963 Summer timetable (four months earlier) to nine hundred and forty five. Locomotives withdrawals in the month were spread over sixty three steam classes and two diesel classes. Major inroads were made in the month into the Great Western 0-6-0PT fleet with sixty locomotives condemned, the LMS Fowler 0-6-0 4F and the WD 2-8-0’s both having with twenty one locomotives condemned and the Great Western Hall 4-6-0’s with eighteen locomotives condemned. Four main line diesels were also condemned, the LMS prototype 10000 and the three Bullied diesels 10201 – 10203. At least three of the December withdrawals escaped being broken up, Great Western 14xx 0-4-2T 1466 (4866), Great Western Hall 4-6-0 4965 (4983) and Great Western Castle 4-6-0 5029.

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    4965 (4983) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6781219783/
    4965 (4983) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8537854185/
    5029 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6645532667/
    D5239 (25089) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5938748587/
    D5242 (25092) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7554104598/
    D7579 (25229) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15577494351/
    D7581 (25231) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8069654414/
    D6909 (37209) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8553062655/
    D1693 (47105) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7506013230/
    D1697 (47109) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5732288151/
    D1026 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6225276203/
    D1030 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5632031786/
     

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