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All Our Yesterdays – 60 Years Ago - 1957

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  1. Johnw

    Johnw Part of the furniture

    Nov 5, 2008
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    All Our Yesterdays – 60 Years Ago –January 1957

    Sixty years ago Standard class steam locomotives were still in production and diesel shunter production was progressing at a steady rate. There was also a steady flow of new diesel multiple units.

    New Locomotives
    Standard Class 5 4-6-0 – 73145/59/60
    Standard Class 4 4-6-0 – 75053/54/55
    Standard Class 4 2-6-4T – 80151
    Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 – 92093
    Class D2/5 – 11184 (D2407)
    Class 04 – 11218/19 (D2248/49)
    Class 08 –13295/96, 13332/33/34/35 (D3295/96, D3332/33/34/35)
    New Diesel Multiple Units
    Swindon Inter City – Sc79110/11/55/56
    Metro Cammell (Class 101) – E50156/57/62/63/64/65/66/67/68/69/70/71/72/73, E59060/73
    Cravens (Class 105/6) – E50365/66/67/68, E56120/21/22/23
    BR Derby (Class 114) – E50017/18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30/31, E56017/18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30/31

    In the month seventy steam locomotives were withdrawn, thirty three being over fifty years old with Midland Railway 0-6-0 58142 being the oldest at eighty two years old.

    I have photographed some of the above later in life and it can be found in this collection. As always feedback and comments welcome.

    D3296 (08226) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6081476693/
    E50019 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/30314153601/
    E50162 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5661679669/
    E50164 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14127693115/
    E50164 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8344653675/
  2. John Stewart

    John Stewart Part of the furniture

    Sep 22, 2011
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    Hilton, Derby
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The one that I remember was 58246 which was the only one to last that long with its original round-top firebox and traditional Midland safety valve cover. I think that it went the following year.

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