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Pre TOPS Diesels

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by neildimmer, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    I have added some new photos to the collection of Brush Type 4 diesels
    I think this may be Crewe
    D1532
    https://tinyurl.com/3w4jujkr
    New photos start here with D1102 at Crewe
    https://tinyurl.com/2wxscdpw

    Neil
     
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    Hi Neil,

    A few comments - 31/75 D6778 Possibly Whitby?
    54 & 54/75 D6890 The train is milk tankers from West Wales to the London area judging by the 6A-- train number.
    55/75 D6893 Tondu

    A lovely selection of shots at the start of 1960's modernisation. It highlights where the the modernisation plan was flawed. New diesel loco hauling unfitted coal wagons.... which were steel bodied versions of a 50 year old design.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    Nice photos. D6778 is at Whitby for certain.
     
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    And why the hydraulic fleet was deemed such a failure as they were built on the premise that all trains would be braked; they proved unsuitable for the unbraked trains - especially those in the Welsh Valleys hence the choice of the heavier Class 37s rather than Class 35 Hymeks.
     
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    Looks like someones just pulled the thrush on the up Bournemouth Belle. New Forest about 67 maybe 66. https://railway-photography.smugmug...Type-4/D1500-D1503-Built-1962-Brush/i-LfMpBQ2

    This one is Bristol Bath road. https://railway-photography.smugmug...Type-4/D1500-D1503-Built-1962-Brush/i-XHmgzZf
     
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    256/260 D1921 Between Lymington Jn and Sway After mid 1966 when Brush 4's were imported to work some steam duties
    260/260 D1964 Branksome viewed from the walkway to Bournemouth Depot.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    Isn't the railway in a cutting on that section ?
     
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    Embankment at the Lymington Jn end where it crosses the B3055 and in a cutting approaching Sway station.
    The gradient from Lymington Jn is about 1 in 100 towards Sway, but then roughly level through the cutting.
    Sway cutting is a traditional location for the railway flooding.

    Not my photo but this is taken at the start of the cutting looking towards Lymington Jn.
    Lymington Jn SB is the white spot above the loco cab.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/8166/7303660470_9c33d6272e_z.jpg

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    You're right, i can see the road now and thanks for the extra photo. Cheers
     
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    D6674 is at Bedlington South, not North Blyth.
    Edit: As @Fred Kerr has pointed out loco number cannot be D6674.
    It is probably Neil's typo for D6874.
     
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    Should the number not be D6874; the D66xx range ended at D6608
     
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