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All Our Yesterdays – 60 Years Ago – 1958

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  1. Johnw

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    All Our Yesterdays – 60 Years Ago –January 1958

    Sixty years ago Standard class steam locomotives were still in production, diesel shunter production was in full swing and the first of the Pilot Scheme mainline diesels were just starting to be delivered.

    New Locomotives
    Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 – 92172/84/85/86
    Class 03 – D2004/05/06/07/08
    Class 04 – D2266/67
    Class 05 – 11176 (D2573)
    Class 08 – D3408/09/10/11/12/13/23
    Class 10 – D3478/79/80, D3500/01/02
    Class 20 – D8017
    Class 30 – D5503/04
    Class D20/2 – D600
    New Diesel Multiple Units
    Gloucester RCW (Class 100) – Sc51119/20/21/22/23, Sc56311/12/13/14/15
    Park Royal (Class 103) – M50396/97, M56151/52
    BRCW (Class 104) – M50467/68/69/70/71/72, M50519/20/21/22/23/24, M59175/76/77/78/79/80
    Cravens (Class 105) – M50763/64/65/66/67/96/97/98/99, M50800, M59318/19/20/21/22
    Metro Cammell (Class 111) – E50277/78/79/87/88/89, E59107/08/09
    BR Derby (Class 116) – 50832/33/34/35/36/38/39/40/41/43/45/46/85/86/87/88/89/91/92/93/94/96/98/99, 59340/41/42/43/44/46/47/48/49/51/53/54
    Swindon Cross Country (Class 120) – W50649/50/51/52/53/54, W50712/13
    BR Eastleigh 6L (Class 202) – 1016

    In the month seventy seven steam locomotives were withdrawn, thirty four being over fifty years old with North Eastern Railway J77 Class 0-6-0T 68397 being the oldest, having entering traffic in May 1875 and condemned eighty two years later. The majority of these withdrawals were the older secondary main line and branch line passenger engines, steam shunting engines and old freight engines being displaced by the continued delivery of the Standards, Diesel Multiple Units and diesel shunting engines. As the older engines were withdrawn the number of post grouping engines condemned was starting to increase with twenty three locomotives condemned. built post the 1923 grouping.

    A number I have photographed later in life and can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome

    D3413 (08343) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7566431262/
    D5504 (31004) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11600311133/
    M50652 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5661683419/
     

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