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On this Day in History - July

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    On this Day in History - Eastern Region Railrover – Day 3 – 1st July 1974

    For my summer holiday in 1974 I had a 1st class Eastern Region Railrover and day three started off on the overnight train from Kings Cross to Newcastle via the North East coast alighting at Hartlepool.

    Kings Cross – Hartlepool (47410)
    03068, 08059, 08225, 08309, 08497, 08705, 25118, 25270/96, 31123, 31205/70, 37037, 37110/15, 40038/53/76, 40192, (class 45) 30/31/64, 45007, 46040, (class 47) 1976, 47047, 47410/14/31/57, 55006
    Hartlepool – Stockton
    37004/13
    Stockton
    08252, 37216, 40084
    Stockton – Thornaby
    31292, 31300, 37007/09/13/70
    Tees Yard
    08215, 08502, 08632, 08770/74, 31124/37/38, 31299, 31303, 37067, 37167/73, 37250, 40076, 40153, 47363
    Dinsdale
    03080
    Darlington
    03098, 46035, 47410/16/37
    Darlington MPD (51A)
    03069, 08310, 31132
    Darlington Geneva Yard
    08159/61, 37009/32/80
    Darlington – Newcastle (47416)
    03108, 37062/76, 40069, 45007, 47288, 47425
    Gateshead MPD (52A)
    03170, 08116, 31178, 31278, 31411, 40046, (class 45) 21/72, 46003/31/35/46, 47004, 47286, 47478
    Gateshead – South Shields
    03056, 03163, 08771
    Newcastle
    03102/04, 31131/61/71/75, 31287, 31406, 37032/46/82/87/93, 46026, 47337, 47406/14, 55014
    Newcastle – Berwick (47414)
    03105/47, 08512
    Berwick
    40084, 55019
    Berwick – Edinburgh (55019)
    08571, 08882
    Edinburgh Waverly
    08565, 08763, 26032/44, 27042, 27106/15/22, 40164, 47415
    Haymarket MPD (64B)
    08246, 08714/89, 20039, 25094/96, 25226/30/31, 26003/07/08/17/23, 27114/17/18, 40007/61/77, 40157/60/61/68, 47337, 47414/29/69, 47516, 55008/19/20/22

    So ended day three as we board an overnight service at Edinburgh for London Kings Cross hauled by 55020.

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

    03108 - 03108_1976_06_Newcastle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    03170 - 03170_1005_Shackerstone | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    08161 - 08161_1979_05_Darlington | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    08565 - 08565_1977_08_Haymarket | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    08632 - 08632_1105_Toton | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    08774 - 08774_1976_02_Thornaby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    25096 – 25096_1977_02_Nottingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    25270 - 25270_1977_10_Kettering | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    26007 – 26007_1976_03_Millerhill | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31123 – 31123_1979_09_Gloucester | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31124 – 31124_1979_05_Peterborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31138 – 31138_1976_02_Thornaby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31270 - 31270_0812_Darley_Dale | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31299 – 31299_1977_07_Worksop | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37076 (37518) – 37518_0804_Wansford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37087 - 37087_1979_03_York | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37110 – 37110_1975_08_March | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    40007 – 40007_1977_03_Hull | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    40046 – 40046_1976_01_Wakefield_Kirkgate | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    40076 - 40076_1976_02_Wigan | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    40160 – 40160_1976_03_Eastfield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    40192 - 40192_1976_01_Wakefield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    30 (45029) - 45029_1976_04_Bristol | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31 (45030) - 45030_1977_02_Cardiff | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    64 (45045) – 45045_1976_06_Newcastle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    45007 - 45007_1975_08_Plymouth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1976 (47826) - 47826_0810_Saxondale | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    47047– 45045_1976_06_Newcastle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    47415 – 47415_1977_01_Kings_Cross | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    55008 – 55008_1976_10_Kings_Cross | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    55014 – 55014_1979_04_Grantham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    55019 – 55019_1976_08_Doncaster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    55022 - 55022_1976_03_Peterborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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    On this Day in History - Eastern Region Railrover – Day 4 – 2nd July 1974

    For my summer holiday in 1974 I had a 1st class Eastern Region Railrover and day four started off behind 55020 on an overnight train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross.

    Edinburgh – London Kings Cross (55020)
    08529/50, 25242, 31122/85/91, 31214/21, 31318, 31407, 37065/74, 40185
    Kings Cross
    31165/90, 31202, 31401, 46045, 47404/06/11/28, 47286, 55006
    Liverpool Street
    08519, 37049, 47011
    Liverpool Street – Stratford
    08520, 31003, 37041
    Stratford
    08724, 31013, 31102/11/82, 37011, 37259/66, 47011, 47156, 47203
    Stratford – Lea Bridge
    08232/64, 08494, 08518/22/27/31/42/47, 08752, 31014, 31213/55, 47117
    Lea Bridge – Stratford
    08233, 31010/15
    Stratford MPD (30A)
    03014/55, 03164/68, 08231/68, 08521/31/41/54, 08671, 08779, 08863, 31001/06/07/11/12/13/14/16/19, 31109/26/42/59, 31234/80/89, 31402, 37017/23/29/43/50, 37108/25/29/30/32, 37262, 45006, 46033, 47008/10, 47118/63/64/65/71, 47357, 47417, DB968000
    Ilford
    47182
    Ilford – Romford
    31009
    Romford
    37044
    Grays
    08250, 37131
    Grays – Tilbury Riverside
    47036
    Tilbury Riverside – Fenchurch Street
    08054, 08307, 08546, 08958
    Hither Green
    33064, 37011, (class 45) 84, 47355
    Hither Green MPD (73C)
    08756, 09006/10, 33034/35/46, 33204/07/10, 73002, 73106
    Waterloo
    09023, 33002/30, 33117
    Clapham Junction
    09015/16, 33005/13/31/46, 33109, 33211, 73004, 73110/12/13, 74007
    St Pancras
    25295, (class 45) 127
    Euston
    25183, 25250, 86006/16/18/31/42, 86208/11/15/23/27/39/40/42/49, 87012/23/24/25/29
    Kings Cross
    31185/86, 31200/17, 40145/49/64, 47406/58, 55015
    London Kings Cross – Darlington
    25100, 31155/99, 37283, 40058, 47216

    So ended day four as we board an overnight service at Darlington and head back to London Kings Cross hauled by 55016.

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

    08547 – 08547_1975_08_Stratford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31014 – 31014_1976_09_Stratford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31015 – 31015_1975_08_Stratford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31019 – 31019_1976_11_Liverpool_St | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31111 – 31111_1977_08_Bingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31165 – 31165_1979_03_Northolt | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31185 – 31185_1976_11_Doncaster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31186 – 31186_1976_03_Kings_Cross | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31200 – 31200_1980_03_Nuneaton | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31280 – 31280_1976_01_Doncaster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31401 – 31401_1979_03_Lansdown | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    33046 – 33046_1977_06_Willesden | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    33204 – 33204_1977_01_Hither_Green | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37011 – 37011_1976_08_March | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37023 – 37023_1977_07_Chesterfield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37043 – 37043_1977_03_Liverpool_St | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37125 – 37125_1977_07_Shireoaks | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37129 (37669) – 37669_1008_Toton | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37259 – 37259_0710_Derby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    37283 – 37283_1979_05_Nottingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    40145 – 40145_1977_07_Doncaster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    46045 (D182) – 46045_0709_Swanwich_Jcn | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    47163 – 47163_1977_08_Nottingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    47404 – 47404_1979_05_Doncaster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    55015 – 55015_1976_01_Doncaster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    73004 – 73004_1978_02_Eastleigh | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    73110 (E6016) – 73110_1103_Ruddington | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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    On this Day in History - March and Bressingham Hall – 4th July 1971

    A visit to March MPD and Bressingham Hall Steam Museum and Gardens forty one years ago.

    March MPD (31B)

    Class 03 (2017), class 04 (2284), class 08 (3065, 3127/29/30/38, 3327/28/94, 3409, 3522/42), class 10 (3486, 4072/74), class 25 (5247/51, 7523, 7617/20), class 31 (5524/26/52/60/65/74/76/78/82, 5616/21/33/35/37/64/68/96, 5800/42/57/59/60), class 37 (6816, 6951), class 40 (240).

    Bressingham Hall

    Class M7 0-4-4T 30102, “Terrier” 0-6-0T 32662, Tilbury 4-4-2T 41966, Stanier 2-6-4T 42500, Royal Scot 4-6-0 46100, Duchess 4-6-2 46233, Britannia 4-6-2 70013.

    Locomotives of note are class 04 2284 withdrawn from Colchester three months earlier and sold to the National Coal Board for use at Woolley Colliery from where it reached preservation and class 10 shunter 3486 withdrawn eight months earlier in November 1970 from March and broken up by CF Booth, Rotherham within weeks in August 1971. The other two class 10 shunters (4072/74) would be withdrawn the following April.

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

    3129 (08094) – 08094_1976_08_March | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    3394 (08324) – 08324_1979_05_Peterborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5251 (25101) – 25101_1980_09_Lenton_sth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    7620 (25270) – 25270_1977_10_Kettering | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5524 (31106) – 31106_0811_Derby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5526 (31108) – 31108_1103_Wansford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5574 (31156) – 31156_1977_04_Stainforth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5582 (31164) – 31164_1980_03_Nuneaton | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5696 (31266) – 31266_1979_05_Bardon_Hill | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5800 (31270) – 31270_1206_Matlock | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5842 (31416) – 31416_1976_03_Paddington | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5860 (31325) – 31325_1976_08_March | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    240 (40040) – 40040_1977_08_York | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    46233 – 6233_0710_Trent | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    70013 – 70013_0905_Lenton_Sth_Jcn | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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    On this Day in History - Western Region Railrover – Day 6 –9th July 1973

    For my summer holiday in 1973 I had a 1st class Western Region Railrover and day six started at Par in Cornwall after an overnight journey from Paddington

    St Blazey MPD (84B)
    Class 08 (4161), class 52 (1059)
    Par – Exeter
    Class 08 (4125), class 25 (7677), class 31 (5826), class 33 (6510), class 45 (112), class 46 (138/39/89), class 47 (1644/73/79, 1739), class 52 (1009/27/51).
    Exeter
    Class 08 (4158), class 25 (7656/76), class 31 (5690), class 33 (6539), class 47 (1739, 1831), class 52 (1002/07/45/51)
    Exeter – Southampton
    Class 08 (3271), class 31 (5843), class 33 (6506/08/16/36/43/44), class 47 (1657, 1709, 1944), class 73 (E6039).
    Eastleigh
    class 07 (2986/90/94), class 08 (3219/72), class 33 (6527/31/46), class 47 (1594, 1713), class 73 (E6035), class 74 (E6107)
    Eastleigh MPD (70D)
    Class 07 (2987/88/91/92/96/98), Class 08 (3012/13/14/45/47), class 33 (6509/23/25/26/32/34/37/48), class 73 (E6021/24/30/34), class 74 (E6105)
    Southampton – Westbury
    Class 08 (3048, 3835, 3992), class 33 (6568)
    Westbury MPD
    Class 31 (5828), class 35 (7016), class 52 (1001/04/08/13/25)
    Westbury – Paddington
    Class 31 (5684/88, 5814/43), class 33 (6545), class 46 (141/43/62), class 47 (1587/96, 1610/43/54, 1913/17/27/39/40/54/57/59), class 52 (1000/58/61)

    So ended day six at Paddington ready for the overnight train to Plymouth.

    Locomotives of note: With the decline of traditional traffic through Southampton Docks the first of the class 07 withdrawals had just taken place in May 1973 and 2988/91/93/98 were all condemned. Three of these would be broken up starting with 2988 four months later in November 1973, however 2991 still survives today. 3012/13/14/45/47 were also all condemned with 3012/13 being broken up three months later in October 1973. 3045 survived until April 1976 whilst 3047 was sold and exported to Liberia, 3014 still survives today. Hymek 7016 would survive another year in traffic being condemned in July 1974.

    1973 saw the start of the withdrawal of the class 52 western fleet commencing with the three of the four remaining vacuum braked only locomotives with 1019 being condemned in May 1973 and 1018/20 being condemned in June 1973 and the first dual braked locomotive 1032 also being condemned in June 1973 (all four being on the scrap line at Laira when visited during this week in July). Of those Westerns seen on this day 1004 would survive only a few weeks (cond August 1973), 1002/07 would survive six months (cond January 1974) and 1000 would survive seven months (cond February 1974).

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

    2994 (07010) – 07010_1978_02_Eastleigh | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5690 (31262) – 31262_1978_01_Leicester | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5814 (31414) - 31414_1104_Wirksworth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5826 (31293) – 31293_1975_08_Worcester | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    6506 (33006) – 33006_1978_11_Waterloo | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    6531 (33113) – 33113_1976_04_Clapham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    6534 (33019) – 33019_1005_Shackerstone | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    6539 (33021) – 33021_1203_Cheddleton | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    6545 (33027) – 33027_1976_04_Exeter | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    138 (46001) – 46001_1977_02_Nottingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    139 (46002) – 46002_1975_11_Birmingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    143 (46006) – 46006_1976_10_Derby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1610 (47031) – 47031_1977_01_Burton | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1644 (47060) – 47060_1977_08_Reading | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1957 (47554) – 47554_1976_11_Lenton_South_Jcn | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1959 (47513) – 47513_1977_05_Colwick | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1009 – 1009_1976_06_Paddington | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1058 – 1058_1976_10_Cardiff | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    E6024 (73118) – 73118_1982_03_Waterloo | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    E6035 (73128) – 73128_1978_11_Waterloo | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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    13th July

    1977
    31235 - 31235_1977_07_Sheffield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    31299 - 31299_1977_07_Worksop | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    50046 - 50046_1977_07_Doncaster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    56007 - 56007_1977_07_Worksop | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1979
    72 - 72_1979_07_Haworth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    D2511 - D2511_1979_07_Haworth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    DO226 - DO226_1979_07_Haworth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    2008
    47292 - 47292_0807_Ruddington | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    2011
    66148 - 66148_1107_Rugeley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    66543 - 66543_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    66591 - 66591_1107_Great_Bridgeford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    70010 – 70010_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    86501 - 86501_1107_Rugeley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    86605 - 86605_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    90045 - 90045_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    170511 - 170511_1107_Rugeley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    221104 - 221104_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    221105 - 221105_1107_Great_Bridgeford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    221114 - 221114_1107_Rugeley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    221119 - 221119_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    221126 - 221126_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    221128 - 221128_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    350105 - 350105_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    350113 - 350113_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    350115 - 350115_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    350120 - 350120_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    350130 - 350130_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    390054 - 390054_1107_Rugeley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    390xxx - 390xxx_1107_Rugeley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    SD5 14 - SD5_14_1107_Stafford | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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    On This Day in History – Ratcliffe On Soar – 14th July 1972

    A favourite lineside spot when I was a lad was Ratcliffe on Soar which is located just south of Ratcliffe Power Station and the relatively new East Midlands Parkway station. To get there from Clifton entailed a cycle ride along the now notorious A453, something I would not recommend today.

    Class 20 (8016/73/83, 8135/93), class 25 (7563), class 45 (25/90, 103/07/23/34)

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

    8016 (20016) – 20016_1977_02_Attenborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8083 (20083) – 20083_1978_08_Ayr | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    25 (45021) – 45021_1977_07_Chesterfield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    103 (45062) – 45062_1977_08_Peterborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    107 (45120) – 45120_1977_02_Leicester | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    123 (45125) – 45125_0712_Loughborough1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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    On this Day in History - Lenton South Junction, Trowell Junction and Toton – 19th July 1969

    The school holidays have just started and forty two years ago it was out and about on the push bike.
    Lenton South Junction
    Class 20 (8037, 8158), class 25 (7523)
    Trowell Junction
    Class 20 (8007/47, 8137/47/59/73/97), class 31 (5813), class 37 (6811), class 45 (63/93, 118), class 46 (163), class 47 (1806/23/27/77)
    Toton
    Class 08 (3026/29, 3404), class 20 (8006/61/63/64, 8114/38/41/43/47/48/50/52/62/76/79/88/89), class 25 (5227/32/42/44, 7500/12/16/29/87, 7602/05/18), class 27 (5375), class 31 (5805), class 44 (2/6/10), class 45 (11/17/37/62/68/76/80/91/97, 108/26), class 47 (1519/46, 1694, 1729/41/59, 1824/29)

    Of note are 1519, one of the original batch of twenty class 47’s which did not often stray from the ECML, the ill fated 7605 which would be destroyed three years later just “down the road” at Lenton South Junction and class 27 5375 which is a reminder that during the 1960’s half the class 27 fleet were Midland Main Line engines. Also at this time Toton was receiving class 20’s transferred from the London area and from Scotland and on this day I saw for the first time 8006/07 ex London and 8114 ex Scotland.

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

    8006 (20006) – 20006_1980_05_Nottingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8047 (20047) – 20047_1977_07_Derby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8141 (20041) – 20141_1976_04_Banbury | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8147 (20147) - 20147_1977_07_Chesterfield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8158 (20158) – 20158_1979_05_Bardon_Hill | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8188 (20188) – 20188_1979_05_Bardon_Hill | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5242 (25092) – 25092_1978_08_Edinburgh | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5805 (31275) – 31275_1977_08_Grantham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    2 (44002) – 44002_1977_10_Toton | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    10 (44010) – 44010_1977_10_Toton | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    11 (45122) – 45122_1977_02_Attenborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    17 (45024) – 45024_1976_12_Chesterfield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    62 (45143) – 45143_1979_06_Duffield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    63 (45044) – 45044_1979_09_Derby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    68 (45046) – 45046_1976_02_Nottingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    76 (45053) – 45053_1979_03_York | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    80 (45113) – 45113_1979_06_Derby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    91 (45056) – 45056_1977_02_Wellingborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    97 (45058) – 45058_1979_04_Barnt_Green | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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    On this day in History - North Nottinghamshire – 20th July 1969

    The school holidays have just started and forty two years ago on the day that man first set foot on the moon it was out with the push bike for the forty mile plus round trip to Shirebrook calling in on the way at the old steam shed at Kirkby in Ashfield which was still being used as a stabling point.
    Kirkby in Ashfield MPD
    Class 20 (8010/12/16/39/40/45/47/48/59/62/68/91, 8111/14/37/44/57/62/67/71/72/74/81/85/91/96), class 45 (66), class 47 (1752, 1807/31)
    Shirebrook MPD
    Class 08 (3325), class 10 (4057/66/69), class 31 (5584, 5684/87, 5806/14/19/23/24/26/30/33/35/44), class 47 (1518/24, 1791, 1801/97/99, 1998), Brush Prototype HS4000.

    Of note are 1518, one of the original batch of twenty class 47’s which did not often stray from the ECML passenger duties, what that was doing at Shirebrook, a freight depot I do not know. HS 4000 of course was the Brush Type 5 prototype Kestrel and was at this time on trial with British Rail and a Tinsley engine. It was regularly out-stationed at Shirebrook working coal trains to Whitemoor yard, March. Also at this time Toton was receiving class 20’s transferred from the London area and from Scotland and on this day I saw for the first time 8010/12 ex London and 8111 ex Scotland.

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

    8016 (20016) – 20016_1977_02_Attenborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8047 (20047) – 20047_1977_07_Derby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8062 (20062) - 20062_1978_02_Derby | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8157 (20157) – 20157_1975_06_Nottingham | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    8196 (20196) – 20196_1977_07_Chesterfield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5806 (31276) – 31276_1975_08_Loughborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5814 (31414) – 31414_1104_Wirksworth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5826 (31293) – 31293_1975_08_Worcester | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5830 (31297) – 31297_1202_Loughborough | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    5835 (31302) – 31302_1981_06_Shirebrook | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    66 (45146) – 45146_1980_09_Lenton_Sth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    1518 (47419) – 47419_1979_02_Doncaster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     

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