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Class 44 or 45 - Derby

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Woodster21, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Woodster21

    Woodster21 Member

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    Forgive my ignorance (i can't tell the difference) there is a Class 44 (or 45) just outside Derby Station near RVEL / Rampart. I'm just intrigued as to what it is, why it is there, does it move under its own power and is it OK to run on NR track?
     
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    If it has headcode boxes then it is a 45 ... or 46, if it has disks it is a 44. I believe this one is 45112. It did run on the national network in preservation but I understand is not in working order now.
     
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    I thought it was 45118 which was sent to RVEL some time ago for repairs from the Northampton & Lamport following agreement of insurance claim.
     
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    You could well be correct :)
     
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    I wondered when this would crop up as the loco when I last went by is devoid of numbers! A trainspotter's nightmare!

    I assumed it was 45112 not knowing about 45118. It's in good condition so the ex-works status could point to the latter.

    David
     
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    Many thanks for the updates
     
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    Attention all Peak Fans:

    The new (Dec/Jan) issue of Modern Railways Illustrated is devoted to classes 44-46. Excellent photos and tons of info. A bargain at just £4.20 from your newsagent.
     

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