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All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago – 1976

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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago –January 1976

    Locomotives Named
    87001 Stephenson

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1055/67, 03027/44, 03135/63/64, 20074, 24005/22/25/34/40/44/49/53/64/75/86/89, 24135/40/43/44/45/46, 25016/17/20/22/24, 27006, 40005/39/43, 40102/89/90

    Locomotives Reinstated
    24041, 40111

    Locomotives Stored:
    24117

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    08853, 08928/38, 20066, 45036, 47147/48

    In January 1976 British Rail abolished the display of the train headcode on its locomotive fleet

    On the 3rd January 1976 Class 52 1055 Western Advocate running light engine was badly damaged after running into the back of a parcels train on the approach to Worcester Shrub Hill.

    As a result of collision damage 20074 is the first class 20 to be withdrawn.

    03164 and 27006 are withdrawn due to fire damage.

    47155 was loaned to the Central Electricity Generating Board at West Thurrock Power Station to temporally replace part of the power station electrical equipment which was under repair.

    A number of the above can be seen in this collection

    24005 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5831209849/
    24022 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6207811955/
    24089 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5747928820/
    25024 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5563003015/
    27006 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6004056109/
    40111 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7319033962/
    45036 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5530097735/
    47147 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16200945861/
    87001 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5561166247/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago –February 1976

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1040/47, 03099, 03102/05/10, 24066/70/73/90/97/99, 24100/01/02/09/11/17/26/27/32

    Locomotives Stored: (*subsequently re-instated)
    08316, 24027/30/38/41/46/77/83, 24137/41/42, 25009/12/13/14, 40026/41/45/89, 40161*, 44010

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    45033, 47146

    The class 03 pilot duties at Shildon Wagon works were converted to class 08 duties with 08004/71 and 08167 being present at Shildon on the 22nd February 1976.

    Newcastle United reached the League Cup Final at Wembley on the 28th February 1976 and British Rail ran a total of twenty three additional trains (from lunch time on the Friday until 08:40 on the Saturday morning) from Newcastle to London. Thirteen ran to Kings Cross powered by 40080/83, 47011/42, 47175/83, 47215/79, 47407/08/12/31, 47541, five ran to St Pancras powered by 45036, 46017/29/30/31 and five ran to Wembley powered by 47169, 47413/17, 47522/28.

    A number of the above can be seen in this collection

    03099 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5808786095/
    03099 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7828992220/
    24038 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5831757934/
    24046 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5831763478/
    24099 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5967615810/
    24126 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6047982463/
    25012 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5721005682/
    25014 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5663155793/
    44010 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5632033562/
    44010 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528109001/
    47146 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15353712643/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago –March 1976

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    03386, 08143, 08316, 20012/14/38, 24083, 24125

    Locomotives Reinstated
    24137

    Locomotives Stored:
    24078

    Locomotives Renumbered
    76031 (76044)

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    20086
    Air brake fitted and vacuum brake removed
    76031

    On the 15th March 1976 47274 working 1S06, 20:55, Euston Stranraer was in collision with a lorry which had crashed through the bridge parapet at Dornock (between Carlisle and Dumfries). The driver, secondman and lorry driver were all killed.

    The number of pilot duties at Ipswich has been reduced to five – Passenger pilot, Top yard (2 duties), Lower yard/Cliffe Quay and C & W Shops. Colchester MPD has an allocation of seven class 03’s to cover these five duties.

    A number of the above can be seen in this collection

    20014 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5550600985/
    24125 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5553832327/
    47274 (47826) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5553832343/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago –April 1976

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1030/43/49/63, 03068/76, 24078

    Locomotives Reinstated
    20008, 24103/04, 40026, 44010

    Locomotives Stored:
    20018, 24119/47, 40021, 44003

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    37007

    Motherwell 20 ton steam breakdown crane RS1052 built for the Caledonian Railway by Craven Brothers in 1907 has been withdrawn and offered for sale. It is expected to be replaced by 75 ton Cowans Sheldon steam breakdown crane RS1075 built in 1961.

    A number of the above I have photographed and can be seen below

    1030 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5632031786/
    20018 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5632044734/
    44003 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528101869/
    44003 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5631454289/
    44010 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5632033562/
    44010 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528109001/
    RS1052 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5631458361/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 35 Years Ago – May 1976

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1037/57, 03004/07, 03172

    Locomotives Stored:
    24009/32/37/39/54/79/84/85, 24128/37, 31001/07/09/10/11/12/14/16/18

    Locomotives Reinstated from Store
    25012

    Locomotives Modified Re numbered and Re-classified
    Class 27/1 – Class 27/2 (Electric Train Heating Fitted)
    27212 (27103)

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    45056, 47157

    Air brake fitted and vacuum brake removed
    08518, 08814/29, 76033

    Air braked Mark II coaching stock was introduced on some Liverpool Street – Norwich/Yarmouth services on the 25th May 1976. As a result station pilots at Yarmouth, Norwich, and Ipswich are now dual braked class 03 duties and the pilots at Thorton Fields and Liverpool Street are now dual braked class 08 duties.

    Fifteen special trains arrived at Spalding on the 8th May 1976 for the Annual flower show. Motive power was provided by 37081, 37268, 40150, 46045, 47024/86/98, 47109/30/78, 47514/52, an 8 car DMU, a nine car DMU and Hastings DEMU’s 1036/37

    45056 was the last vacuum braked only class 45.

    A number of the above I have photographed and can be seen below

    24054 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5721005146/
    25012 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5721005682/
    31014 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5721441058/
    45056 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5708430562/
    46045 (D182) http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5725531676/
    47109 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5732288151/
    47514 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5735455795/
    76033 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/25307075496/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago – July 1976

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    03009/13/75/90, 03128/34/37, 08057, 08426, 24009/27/30/32/37/38/39/41/46/54/77/79/84/85, 24108/19/23/28/37/41/42/47, 25287, 27013, 31001/09/10/11/16/18, 40021/41/89, 44003

    Locomotives Reinstated
    24087

    Locomotives Stored:
    24052/82, 24124

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    27038, 47096

    Air brake fitted and vacuum brake removed
    08521, 08700

    On the 1st July 1976 27013 ran away from Eastfield MPD and derailed at the end of the depot headshunt. The damage to 27013 was sufficient for it to be withdrawn.

    The 4th July 1976 was the start of the “Leicester holiday period” and the following additional services were provided, 45117 – Blackpool, 45116 – Poole, 45046 – Paignton, 25176/78 – Skegness and 25165+25280 – Yarmouth.

    A number of the above I have photographed and can be seen below

    03009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5946507379/
    03090 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16562341296/
    03137 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5714649745/
    24038 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5831757934/
    24054 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5721005146/
    24082 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5945821499/
    24123 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5835336464/
    25176 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5946373852/
    25178 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5946379636/
    25280 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5945816407/
    31018 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5947056368/
    44003 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528101869/
    45046 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5947153238/
    45116 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5947149730/
    45117 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5530080609/
    47096 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5564751978/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago – August 1976

    New Locomotives
    43023/25/26

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1021, 25003/30, 40045/53

    Locomotives Reinstated
    20013/37, 40106

    Locomotives Stored:
    06001, 08077, 08180, 08318, 08495, 24103

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    47108

    Air brake fitted and vacuum brake removed
    08810/16

    47108 was the last class 47 to be fitted with dual brakes.

    On the 4th August 1976 the first two class 56 locomotives (56001/02) arrived at Harwich on the train ferry from Zeebrugge and were towed by Tinsley on the 7th August. 56003/04 arrived a week later on the 11th August but not towed to Tinsley until the 17th August. Interestingly at this point in time commissioning was expected to take about a week per locomotive before then being accepted by British Rail.

    On the 14th August 1976 1V96, 09.49 Nottingham Paignton was worked through out by 25211 and 25029.

    On the 15th August 1976 33102 arrived at Birmingham New Street with a Weymouth – Newcastle special, being replaced by 47061. 33102 returned south with a Lincoln – East Grinstead special replacing 45013.

    The first two diagrams for the production series of High Speed Trains commenced on the Western Region on the 9th August 1976.

    A number of the above I have photographed and can be seen below

    25029 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5938746669/
    33102 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/17598799854/
    43023 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/22078176024/
    43026 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8371626513/
    45013 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/23046306579/
    56001 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5614957377/
    56003 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6059797769/
    56003 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6060337354/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago – September 1976

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1033/51, 03037, 03161, 06001, 20062, 24080, 24116, 25004, 25174, 27035, 44010

    Locomotives Reinstated
    03047/62, 24082, 25287

    Locomotives Stored:
    24069, 24116/34

    Air brake fitted and vacuum brake removed
    08806/11/23

    On the 10th September 1976 56006/07 were towed from Harwich to Tinsley followed by 56005 on the 14th September and 56008 on the 22nd September.

    On Saturday 28th August 1976 twenty four locomotive hauled services arrived at Scarborough powered by nine class 40’s, five class 31/1’s, four class 47/0’s, three class 37’s, two class 45/0’s and one class 46.

    On the 25th September 1976 shortage of locomotive power at the southern end of the East Coast Main Line resulted in 31401/11 being provided for 1S32, 12.10 Kings Cross – Aberdeen (The Aberdonian). Arrival at York was twenty five minutes late where they were replaced by 47544.

    40145 was used on the 29th and 30th September 1976 on the Immingham – Colwick oil train in lieu of the booked class 47.

    On the 13th September 1976 31308 worked the 05.32 Cardiff – Crewe and returned to the Western Region with the 10.00 Crewe – Cardiff.

    A number of the above I have photographed and can be seen below

    03037 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6180072833/
    03037 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6180601238/
    03062 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5834782003/
    03161 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6180072179/
    24082 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5945821499/
    25174 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5602511228/
    31401 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6173872779/
    40145 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5696768086/
    56006 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5819883581/
    56007 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5819885029/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago – October 1976

    New Locomotives
    43032/33

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1001/28/68, 07003/09/10, 08318, 44001

    Locomotives Reinstated
    20037, 44010

    Locomotives Stored:
    24065, 24104/06/07/10/12/13/15/18/20/21/29/30/50, 71001/02/03/04/05/06/07/08/09/10/11/12/13/14

    Locomotives Renumbered
    76003 - 76036, 76036 - 76003, 76039 - 76048, 76048 - 76039, 76050 - 76038

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    31233/84, 37002

    Air brake fitted and vacuum brake removed
    08414

    A number of the above can be seen in this collection

    07010 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7130693755/
    24113 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5585614272/
    24115 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6268065003/
    24118 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5609053158/
    24120 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5585020187/
    24150 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6208322836/
    31233 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6058342912/
    43032 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/21862447894/
    44010 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528109001/
    1001 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9114750676/
    1068 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12007814024/
    71004 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6220017162/
    71009 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6262946840/
    71011 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6099198960/
    71014 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5538713380/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago – November 1976

    New Locomotives
    43034/35/36/37

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1005/09/36/53/54/65/72, 03005, 03108, 25018, 31007/12/14

    Locomotives Reinstated
    03050, 03111

    Locomotives Stored:
    25018

    Locomotives Renumbered
    76038 (76050)

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    20201, 25088, 25109/20, 31263/81, 37004/08

    Air brake fitted and vacuum brake removed
    08825

    A surprise transfer in November was 03389 to Stratford which now has four class 03’s allocated for one duty at Popular.

    A number of the above can be seen in this collection

    03050 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/28224303160/
    03108 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5887546219/
    08825 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6403853199/
    20201 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5542388350/
    25120 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6325228388/
    31014 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5721441058/
    37008 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14788492711/
    43034 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8685626652/
    43037 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/17953989592/
    1005 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6126409574/
    1009 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6125862081/
    1036 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5537987901/
    1053 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6225277611/
    1054 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6651359893/
    1072 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6225795836/
     
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    All Our Yesterdays – 40 Years Ago – December 1976

    Locomotives Withdrawn
    1015/56/70/71, 03034/96, 20018, 24052/65/69/94, 24103/04/06/07/10/12/13/15/18/20/21/24/29/30/34/50

    Locomotives Reinstated
    08077

    Locomotives Stored:
    08111/17/19/35, 08596, 26020

    Locomotives Modified
    Dual Brake Fitted:
    20203, 25097, 31189, 37014/80

    An additional Christmas parcels train 3E07, 21.40 Bristol – Sunderland was worked by Laira allocated 25063 + 25220 on the 23rd December 1976. The pair spent the Christmas break stabled at Tyne yard.

    A number of the above can be seen in this collection

    08135 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5975696014/
    20018 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5632044734/
    24113 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5585614272/
    24115 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6268065003/
    24118 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5609053158/
    24120 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5585020187/
    24134 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/30718682600/
    24150 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6208322836/
    25063 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5537987806/
    25220 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9660070477/
    1015 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6651364719/
    1071 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6225278897/
     

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