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Pre TOPS Diesels

Discussion in 'Photography' started by neildimmer, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. NBDR Lock

    NBDR Lock New Member

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    Class 37, 9/71 - D6700–D6999, D6600–D6608 - Railway-Photography (smugmug.com) = West Hartlepool?
     
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    And a few more locations ...
    18/165 D805 Waterloo North Sdgs
    32/165 D806 Ocean Sdg Laira Jn Plymouth
    49/165 D809 Par
    51/165 D810 Exeter St Davids
    58/165 D811 Sydney Gardens Bath
    71/165 D813 Royal Oak, Paddington
    77/165 D814 Exeter Shed
    113/165 D821 Waterloo
    154/165 D867 Clink Road Jn Frome

    Cheers, Neil
     
  3. neildimmer

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    I have added a collection of pre TOPS photos of the
    Sulzer Type 2 D5000–D5150 (Class 24)
    Lot of photos by throughthereeyes, Bill Wright & Tony Gillett with permission to use photos
    Included is this Tony Gillett photo of nice clean diesel loco at a dirty steam shed location
    D5146 & 44444 Monument Lane shed 4th June 1961
    https://tinyurl.com/wud7qg6b
    Full collection of nearly 50 photos starts here with
    D5000
    https://tinyurl.com/ks3n0fdp

    Neil.
     
  4. Fred Kerr

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    14/49 Cockshute ?

    22/49 = Glasgow St Rollox Works

    25/49 = Dundee - Glasgow Buchanan St

    27/49 = Crewe Works

    29/49 = York (duplicates images 35 / 37)
    37/49 = York
     
  5. neildimmer

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    I have added a collection of pre TOPS photos of the
    Sulzer Type 2 D5151–D5299, D7500–D7677 (Class 25)
    Lot of photos by Keith Till, throughthereeyes, Bill Wright & Alan Costello with permission to use photos
    Including this photo at Manchester Victoria
    D5137 with a Stanier Black 5 on banking duties at Manchester Victoria
    https://tinyurl.com/4jbqqp6t
    Full collection of over 50 photos starts here
    https://tinyurl.com/o80lldq0

    Neil.
     
  6. neildimmer

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    I have added a small collection featuring the Class14 Diesel Hydraulics


    Starting with

    D9502 unknown location

    https://tinyurl.com/4v229a8v


    Neil
     
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    I have added a large collection of over 100 photos of the BRCW Type 3 (B.R. Class 33)
    Starting here with this photo of
    D6354 passes B.R. Std 5 73020
    https://tinyurl.com/u89pqh35

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    Memories of a mis spent youth looking at those shots ....

    1/103 6534 Feltham Yard
    2/103 6597 Exeter St D - Brighton Saturday only service Duplicated by 103/103
    12/103 6508 Upwey Wishing Well Halt?
    14/103 6510 Clink Road Jn, Frome. Duplicated by 24/103 as 6518 with location.
    19/103 6513 Southampton Central Train is discharged fuel tanks Eastleigh East Yard to Fawley
    28/103 6520 Reading General platform 9 ( Run round of cross country service.)
    31/103 6521 & ? Retford. Train is Uddingston - Cliffe cement tanks
    59 & 60/103 duplicate image
    74/103 Southampton Central
    82 &83 6571 Duplicate image
    84/103 6571 London Bridge
    85/103 6574 Exeter St Davids. Arrival of SO Brighton - Exeter St D.
    86/103 6574 Train is Uddingston - Cliffe cement tanks
    87 & 88/103 Duplicate image
    94/103 6578 Oxford . Bromford Bridge to Fawley discharged tanks
    95 & 96/103 Duplicate image
    97 & 98/103 Reading Up Relief line - Duplicate image
    103/103 697 Duplicate of 2/103

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    Thanks Neil

    Neil
     
  10. Fred Kerr

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    Class 24 / 25

    10/53 = Thornaby

    22/53 = Derby shed

    28/53 = Leicester Midland shed

    31/53 = Cardiff Canton ?
    32/53 as above

    33/53 = Derby Works ?

    34/53 = Carnforth shed

    42/53 Edinburgh Princes St Gardens

    49/53 Wath ?

    Class 33

    27/103 = Hither Green

    60/103 Sonning Cutting [duplicates 59/1-3]

    78/103 Hither Green ?

    87/103 = Welwyn Tunnel
    88/103 as above - duplicate image

    98/103 Reading Up Relief line
    duplicates 97/103
     
  11. neildimmer

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    The British Rail Class 26 diesel locomotives, also known as the BRCW Type 2, were built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company (BRCW) at Smethwick in 1958-59. Forty seven examples were built, and the last were withdrawn from service in 1994. Like their higher-powered sisters, the BRCW Classes 27 and 33, they had all-steel bodies and cab ends with fibreglass cab roofs.[citation needed] They were numbered D5300-D5346

    The BR Modernisation Plan contained a large requirement for small diesel locomotives in the 800 hp (600 kW) - 1,250 hp (930 kW) range and under BR's 'Pilot Scheme', small batches of locomotives were ordered from numerous different manufacturers for evaluation. BRCW obtained an order for 20 mixed traffic diesel-electric locomotives powered by 1,160 hp (870 kW) Sulzer 6LDA28 engines.

    The Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company was a rolling stock manufacturer, although they were building diesel multiple units for BR. The first standalone locomotives made by the company were produced in 1956-57 BRCW : 12 diesel locomotives for the Irish railways Córas Iompair Éireann (CIE 101 Class), the order going to BRCW due to capacity problems at CIÉ's own Inchicore Works; a partnership was established between BRCW and the Swiss diesel engine manufacturers Sulzer Brothers at that time.

    The Sulzer LDA28 range was found to be particularly suited to BR's needs. In addition to BRCW's Class 26, the 1160 hp 6LDA28 variant was also used in BR's own Class 24 design, while the 1250 hp 6LDA28-B was fitted in the later BRCW Class 27 and BR Class 25.

    The Pilot Scheme batch of twenty locomotives (D5300-5319, Class 26/0) were delivered to Hornsey TMD (Traction Maintenance Depot) on the Eastern Region of British Railways between July 1958 and March 1959. They were used on a variety of duties, notably including London commuter services into King's Cross station and were evaluated against designs from the North British Locomotive Company, English Electric, Brush Traction, and British Railways' own works. Their allocation was switched to the new Finsbury Park TMD when it opened in 1960.

    Locomotive D5303 was on loan to the Scottish Region from 1958, being operated briefly from Inverness TMD, and Eastfield TMD before moving to Leith Central TMD. This was the precursor to a further twenty seven locomotives of a slightly modified design (D5320-5346, Class 26/1) being delivered to the Scottish Region between April and October 1959. The first two of these locomotives were briefly allocated to Leith Central, but subsequently all of the Scottish batch were based at Haymarket TMD (although some went to Hornsey on loan for a time).

    By the middle of 1960, evaluation of the various Type 2 designs was complete and it was decided to concentrate all of the Class 26s in Scotland. As a result, the Class 26/0s were transferred to Haymarket, displacing the Class 26/1s to Inverness. Although some transferring of individual locomotives between the two depots occurred, the type was then allocated entirely to Haymarket and Inverness until 1987, apart from the brief allocation of a few locomotives to Kittybrewster TMD and Dundee TMD during 1960.

    Like other Scottish Region Type 2s, Class 26 were 'maids of all work' during the 1960s and '70s, and could be found on a wide variety of duties. The Inverness-based examples were particularly associated with the Far North Line and Kyle of Lochalsh Line, as well as operating south of Inverness on the Highland Main Line. One notable duty, shared with locally based Class 24s, was to operate 'The Royal Highlander' Inverness to London Euston sleeping car express as far south as Perth, a demanding turn which required three locomotives working in multiple. The Haymarket engines were latterly more associated with goods traffic, and the first seven locomotives (D5300-5306, later renumbered 26007, 26001-006) were given slow speed control apparatus in 1967 for use on MGR coal trains to the then new Cockenzie Power Station.

    Upon elimination of BR standard-gauge steam traction in 1968, the 'D' number prefix was removed and locomotives D5300-5346 became 5300-5346. In 1974 the TOPS numbering system was implemented and Class 26/0s 5300-5319 were renumbered 26007/1-6/20/08-19, while Class 26/1s 5320-7/9-46 became 26028/1-7/9-46. Number 5328 had been withdrawn in 1972 with accident damage.

    The availability of surplus Class 37 and 47 locomotives in the late 1970s and early 1980s displaced the Class 26s from passenger workings and from most goods traffic north of Inverness. However, the type continued to operate goods trains throughout the whole of Scotland, taking over duties previously carried out by Class 25 and 27 locomotives. Most of the class were refurbished in the 1980s to extend their lives, being chosen in preference to the newer Class 25 and 27 due to the better reliability of the Class 26s' lower powered engines.

    In May 1987, all of the surviving Class 26s were transferred to Eastfield TMD, except the seven MGR examples which remained at Haymarket until transfer in May 1988. In August 1992, the remaining engines were reallocated to Inverness, although this was essentially a paper exercise as locomotives only returned to their home depot for major maintenance. By this time the service life of the Class 26 locomotives was coming to an end.


    Including this photo of

    D5308 on a ECS working Carlisle 29th July 1964 alongside 80113

    https://tinyurl.com/53ptews9


    Full collection starts here with

    D5300 Kings Cross July 1958

    https://tinyurl.com/7c29efah


    Neil.
     
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    11/22 = Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh

    12/22 = Elford [as for 13/22 and 14/22]

    17/22 = Dingwall

    19/22 = 5340 + 5125

    21/22 = Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh
     
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    109 / 124 = Thornaby ?
    115 / 124 = Naburn - as for 116 / 124
    11§7 / 124 = Overton ?
    122 / 124 = Golborne ?
     

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