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    D19 (45025), Entered Traffic 12/60, Withdrawn 5/81, Broken Up 11/81
    Holding the fifty third spot for the shortest service life at 20 years 5 months is D19 (45025) which is a Derby Works Peak, entering traffic in December 1960 allocated to Derby MPD. It is one of the class fitted with the distinctive split headcode boxes each side of the gangway doors. D11 – D15 were delivered fitted with the gangway doors however it was then decided to omit the gangway doors and consequently D16 –D30 and D68 – D107 were delivered with the doors no longer incorporated into the nose, but the headcode boxes still on the outside edges of the nose front. It retained split headcode boxes through to withdrawal. In June 1961 it transferred to Leeds Neville Hill and moved across the city to Holbeck in December 1962. It would spend the majority of its career allocated to Leeds Holbeck MPD with its next and final transfer being to Tinsley in October 1977. 45025 was an early class 45 casualty being withdrawn in May 1981 and broken up at Derby Works in November 1981.
    45025 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7312831276/
    45025 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8374675649/
    45025 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8436663565/

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    D12 (45011), Entered Traffic 10/60, Withdrawn 5/81, Broken Up 9/81
    Holding the fifty fourth spot for the shortest service life at 20 years 7 months is D12 (45011). D12 was the second of the uprated BR/Sulzer Type 4's built at Derby Works entering traffic in October 1960, allocated to Derby MPD. The first five class 45's were built with nose-end gangway doors similar to the class 44's, however this feature was quickly discontinued from the rest of the class and the doors were removed from D11 – D15 when they made works visits for classified repairs, as were the original split headcode boxes. During February 1961 D12 moved to Leeds Holbeck and then almost immediately to Neville Hill. The end of 1961 was not a good time for the Peaks and in mid December Darlington Works was host to D11/12/15/16/26/28 for unclassified repairs. In July 1962 it transferred to Derby followed by a transfer to Cricklewood two months later where it would remain for the next couple of years before migrating back to Leeds Holbeck for a prolonged stay. In July 1971 it was loaned from Holbeck to Immingham for four months. In May 1978 it transferred to York followed a year later in May 1979 by a transfer to Tinsley from where it was withdrawn in May 1981 less than two years after a General classified repair at Derby Works during September 1979. The locomotive was quickly moved to Derby Works for spares removal and by September 1981 it had been surprisingly broken up, Derby Works not being noted for the speedy dispatch of withdrawn locomotives.
    45011 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/20891596125/
    45011 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6249165746/

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    D166 (46029), Entered Traffic 5/62, Withdrawn 1/83, Broken Up 9/86
    Holding the fifty fifth spot for the shortest service life at 20 years 8 months is D166 (46029). D166 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in May 1962. It was part of a batch of twenty seven Peak Type 4 locomotives allocated to Gateshead for North East – South West, Trans-Pennine and secondary East Coast Main Line duties and apart from two spells at Holbeck (totalling three years) it would remain a Gateshead engine for most of its career. It was withdrawn in January 1983 and moved to Stratford DRS as a source of spares until at least June 1983 before moving to Swindon Works where it was eventually broken up during September 1986.

    D158 (46021), Entered Traffic 3/62, Withdrawn 1/83, Broken Up 6/85
    Holding the fifty sixth spot for the shortest service life at 20 years 10 months is D158 (46029). D158 was built at Derby Works, entering traffic in March 1962 and would spend its early years on Midland Main Line duties until becoming a Western Region engine in the April 1971. It would fall victim to the mass storage of class 46 locomotives (at Swindon Works) at the end of the 1980 summer timetable. However at the end of 1981 an increased demand for Type 4 locomotives and 46021 was officially reinstated to traffic on the 29th November 1981. In actual fact 46021 did not leave Swindon Works for Bristol Bath Road and an A Exam before re-entering traffic until the 17th December 1981. 46021 would survive in traffic for just over a year before being withdrawn again in January 1983. Following withdrawal it was towed to Stratford DRS as a source of spares before eventually arriving at Swindon Works where it was broken up in June 1985.
    46021 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6963636809/


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    D8 (44008), Entered Traffic 12/59, Withdrawn 11/80
    D168 (46031), Entered Traffic 5/62, Withdrawn 4/83, Broken Up 8/83
    Holding the fifty seventh and to fifty eighth spots for the shortest service life at 20 years 11 month are D8 (44008) and D168 (46031). D8 Penyghent was one of the ten Pilot Scheme Peak class locomotives. It was delivered to Camden in December 1959 but it was immediately loaned to Derby. During May 1960 it was transferred to Crewe North. During the early part of February 1962 D8 moved to Nottingham, the precursor of the eventual move to Toton in May 1962 for use on heavy freight duties. In the mid 1970’s the ten class 44 locomotives started to be withdrawn. Surprisingly D8, now numbered 44008 visited Derby Works during November 1979, not for withdrawal but for engine repairs, It would remain under repair at Derby until early July 1980 when it was tested on the 12.07 Derby - St Pancras, (with 45121 as the train engine) as far as Leicester, returning light engine to Derby and re-entered traffic at Toton. Despite its recent Works attention 44008's reprieve was brief, it was withdrawn along with the two remaining Class 44's during November 1980, and stored at Toton. In July 1981 the locomotive moved north to Scotland heading for preservation on the Strathspey Railway at Boat of Garten in the Highlands. Following the sale of a very forlorn 44008 to the North Notts Locomotive Group in 1987 the locomotive returned to the East Midlands and is now based at Peak Rail. D168 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in May 1962. It was part of a batch of twenty seven Peak Type 4 locomotives allocated to Gateshead for North East – South West, Trans-Pennine and secondary East Coast Main Line duties, entering traffic in June 1962. Apart from a four month spell at Holbeck from January 1972 it would remain a Gateshead engine for all of its career. In April 1983 it suffered a main generator flashover which resulted in its withdrawal. It was broken up during August 1983 at Swindon Works.
    44008 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528104385/
    44008 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6248636373/
    44008 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6452499379/


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    D7 (44007), Entered Traffic 11/59, Withdrawn 11/80, Broken Up 11/81
    D170 (46033), Entered Traffic 6/62, Withdrawn 6/83, Broken Up 11/84
    D188 (46051), Entered Traffic 12/62, Withdrawn 12/83, Broken Up 4/84
    Holding the fifty ninth to sixty first spots for the shortest service life at 21 years are D7 (44007), D170 (46033) and D188 (46051). . D7 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic, allocated to Camden in November 1959. It was immediately loaned to Derby but was back at Camden by April 1960. In 1962 the ten pilot series Peaks were relegated to freight locomotives and transferred to Toton for use on heavy freight duties in the continuing dieselisation of freight traffic in the East Midlands. The first of the class to be withdrawn from traffic was 44003 during July 1976, however 44007 would be one of the last three (44004/07/08) in traffic and on the 19th April 1979 had a final fling on class 1 passenger duty when the 15.16 Manchester - Harwich Parkeston Quay failed at Chesterfield. 44007 was added to the train for the run to Nottingham where it was replaced by 47533. The last three class 44 survivors were all withdrawn in November 1980 and whilst the other two were secured for preservation 44007 was broken up at Derby works during November 1981. D170 was built at Derby Works in 1962 and was part of a batch of twenty seven Peak Type 4 locomotives allocated to Gateshead for North East – South West, Trans-Pennine and secondary East Coast Main Line duties. Apart from three months allocated to Haymarket from July 1970 it would remain a Gateshead engine for its entire career. It escaped the mass storage and subsequent withdrawals in the autumn of 1980 however was withdrawn in May 1981 and moved to Swindon Works. In January 1982 it was re-instated to traffic although it did not leave Swindon Works until the February. It would survive in traffic for another sixteen months until withdrawn in June 1983. It arrived back at Swindon Works in October 1983 and was broken up during November 1984. D188 it was also built at Derby Works in 1962 and allocated to Gateshead MPD for North East – South West cross country and secondary East Coast Main Line duties. It transferred to Holbeck in October 1968 and would spend from October 1971 October 1976 allocated to the Western Region initially at Bristol and from May 1975 at Cardiff until it returned to Gateshead where it would remain until withdrawn in December 1983 with bogie faults. It was quickly broken up at Swindon Works in April 1984.
    44007 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6297156575/
    44007 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528105899/
    46051 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8025578242/


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    D64 (45045), Entered Traffic 4/62, Withdrawn 5/83, Broken Up 10/86
    Holding the sixty second spot for the shortest service life at 21 years 1 month is D64 (45045). D64 and was to have been constructed at Derby Works during the latter part of 1961, but the order for D50 - D67 was transferred to Crewe Works and D64 entered traffic in April 1962. It was named during July 1965 Coldstream Guardsman, became 45045 under the 1973 TOPS re-numbering scheme and would always be allocated to depots associated with the Midland Main Line. It received a Light classified repair at Derby Works in 1980 but became a casualty following damage sustained in a collision at Saltley on the 10th February 1983. After removal to Derby for evaluation the locomotive was deemed uneconomical to repair and was withdrawn on 9th May 1983. It eventually reached Vic Berry's, Leicester for breaking up which was undertaken during October 1986.
    45045 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6963633779/


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    D4 (44004) Entered Traffic 9/59, Withdrawn 11/80
    D176 (46039) Entered Traffic 8/62, Withdrawn 10/83, Broken Up 8/85
    Holding the sixty third and to sixty fourth spots for the shortest service life at 21 years two months are D4 (44004), and D176 (46039). D4 Great Gable was delivered to Camden in October 1959 but almost s immediately returned to Derby on loan for Midland Line duties. It was transferred back to Camden during April 1960 and became a regular performer on the 07.45am Crewe - Euston. For the period September 12th - 24th 1960 D4 worked a number of trials with unbraked mineral trains between Cricklewood and Toton, a fore runner to its future. It transferred to Toton in March 1962 for freight duties and would be based there for the rest of its British Railways career. By 1980 the end was in sight for the Class 44 Pilot series Peaks and during November 1980 the last three Class 44 locomotives were withdrawn, including 44004 which was initially stored at Toton. Following withdrawal it was purchased for preservation and is currently based at the Midland Railway Centre. D176 entered traffic in August 1962, allocated to Gateshead MPD for North East – South West cross country and secondary East Coast Main Line duties Apart from five months allocated to Haymarket from October 1970 it would be a Gateshead engine for all of its career. 46039 escaped the mass storage of class 46 locomotives (at Swindon) at the end of the 1980 summer timetable and it survived in traffic until October 1983 when it was withdrawn due to worn tyres. It was broken up at Swindon Works during August 1985.
    44004 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5528690458/
    44004 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6334013724/

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    D141 (46004), Entered Traffic 11/61, Withdrawn 6/83, Broken Up 3/85
    D181 (46044), Entered Traffic 9/62, Withdrawn 4/84, Broken Up 10/86
    D183 (46046), Entered Traffic 10/62, Withdrawn 5/84, Broken Up 11/85
    D189 (46052), Entered Traffic 1/63, Withdrawn 9/84, Broken Up 3/86
    Holding the sixty fifth and to sixty eighth spots for the shortest service life at 21 years seven months are four class 46 locomotives D141 (46004), D181 (46044), D183 (46046) and D189 (46052). D141 was built at Derby Works and entered service in November 1961 allocated to Derby MPD. It would spend the first half of its career predominantly on the old Midland Railway lines being allocated to Derby, Nottingham, and Nottingham Division (Toton). In March 1969 it transferred to Bristol Bath Road as a replacement for the then rapidly disappearing diesel-hydraulic fleet on the Western Region, this was followed by a transfer to Laira in February 1973. 46004 would escape the mass storage of class 46 locomotives at Swindon at the end of 1980 and rather surprisingly entered Derby Works for a classified repair (light). It was the last but one class 46 to receive a classified repair when released from Derby in January 1981. Just prior to this classified repair 46004 had transferred to Gateshead and on the 20th June 1983 whilst working a Newcastle – Scunthorpe coke train it was in collision with 31326 at York. It was withdrawn due to the collision damage six days later and in December 1983 it was towed to Swindon Works where it was broken up during February 1985. D181entered traffic in September 1962, allocated to Gateshed MPD for North East – South West cross country and secondary East Coast Main Line duties. Apart from a spell at Holbeck from July 1970 to May 1973 it would be a Gateshead engine for its entire career. 46044 escaped the 1980 cull due to having received a classified repair (Light) at Derby works in February 1980. This repair kept 46044 in service until 1984 however by February of that year it was stopped at Tinsley with serious power unit defects. Due to its general condition it was decided to swap the power unit and this was done at Swindon Works in March 1984 and following further attention at Tinsley it was released to traffic on the 28th March 1984. The power unit change was not a success and two days later it was stopped at Leicester. Condemned on the 8th April 1984 it was towed Stratford DRS where its bogies were swapped with 46011. It was towed to Swindon Works with 46014/17/18 as 9Z28 Stratford - Swindon on the 4th July 1984, were it would linger and become the last class 46 at Swindon until broken up October 1986. D183 entered traffic in October 1962, allocated to Gateshed MPD for North East – South West cross country and secondary East Coast Main Line duties. Apart from a ten month spell at Holbeck from July 1970 it would be a Gateshead engine for its entire career. 46046 received a classified repair (Light) at Derby Works in June 1980 and thus escaped the 1980 fleet reduction. This repair kept 46046 in service until 1984 when following a three months of working to the Western Region (as far afield as St Blazey, Plymouth and Port Talbot) and working on the 24th April 1984 1E27, 14.50 Birmingham New Street – Leeds it was stopped on the 1st May 1984 at Gateshead for bogie attention. However this was not authorised and five days later 46044 was condemned. In company with 46028 and 46037 it was towed to Doncaster Works on the 18th September 1984 where it was broken up in November 1985. D189 was built at Derby Works in 1962 and allocated to Gateshead MPD for North East – South West cross country and secondary East Coast Main Line duties. It transferred to Holbeck in June 1963 returning to Gateshead ten months later. It was back to Holbeck in December 1967 and would spend from October 1971 October 1976 allocated to the Western Region initially at Bristol and from October 1975 at Cardiff until it returned to Gateshead where it would remain until withdrawn in September 1984 with low power problems. It was broken up at Doncaster Works in March 1986.
    46004 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16028790596/
    46044 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6398307647/
    46046 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12113207294/


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    D160 (46023), Entered Traffic 3/62, Withdrawn 11/83, Broken Up 3/94
    Holding the sixty ninth spot for the shortest service life at 21 years 8 months is class 46 locomotive D160 (46023). Built at Derby Works D160 entered traffic in March 1962 and would spend its early years on Midland Main Line duties until becoming a Holbeck engine in January 1968. It transferred to Gateshead in July 1970 until October 1972 when 46023 was part of a general transfer of class 46 locomotives to the Western Region as replacements for the then rapidly disappearing diesel-hydraulic fleet. On arrival on the Western Region it was initially allocated to Laira followed by Bristol and Cardiff. In June 1980 it received a Light classified repair at Derby Works which enabled it to escape the mass storage of class 46 locomotives (at Swindon) at the end of the 1980 summer timetable although for some reason Laira did send it for storage at Swindon in October 1980. On arrival it was almost immediately reinstated and transferred to Gateshead. It survived in traffic until November 1983 when it was withdrawn however one month later it was acquired by the Research Department and allocated the number 97402 (which it never carried) and was based at Toton. It was withdrawn from Departmental service in October 1984, initially remaining at Toton until finally broken up Crewe Gresty Lane in March 1994, almost ten years after withdrawal from the Departmental fleet.
    46023 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9474828829/

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    D57 (45042), Entered Traffic 6/63, Withdrawn 4/85, Broken Up 1/87
    D146 (46009), Entered Traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 10/83, Broken Up 7/84
    D155 (46018), Entered Traffic 2/62, Withdrawn 12/83, Broken Up 4/85
    D169 (46032), Entered Traffic 6/62, Withdrawn 4/84, Broken Up 7/85
    Holding the seventieth to seventy third spots for the shortest service life at 21 years ten months are D57 (45042) and three class 46 locomotives D146 (46009), D155 (46018) and D169 (46032). D57 was to have been constructed at Derby Works during the latter part of 1961, but the order for D50 - D67 was transferred to Crewe works and D57 was delivered during 1963, allocated to Derby MPD. It would spend its career predominantly on ex Midland Railway routes. Originally built with vacuum train brakes it was fitted with dual (air/vacuum) train brakes during a classified repair at Derby Works in June 1972. After twenty one years service it was withdrawn in April 1985. It was eventually broken up in January 1987 by Vic Berry, Leicester. D146 was built at Derby Works and it entered service during December 1961, allocated to Derby MPD transferring within a couple of weeks to Gateshead. Five months later it transferred back to Derby and would spend the next seven years on Midland Main Line duties predominantly allocated to Toton. In March 1969 it transferred to Bristol for working cross country duties moving to Plymouth Laira in May 1973. It received a classified repair (light) at Derby Works during October 1980 (one of the last three class 46 locomotives to receive any classified repair) at a time when twenty one other members of the class were being stored. Its boiler was isolated during December 1982 and it received the power unit from 46004 at Stratford during August 1983. Although withdrawn in October 1983 it was transferred to Toton for Research Department duties in November 1983 and allocated the number 97401 (which it never carried). It was finally withdrawn in July 1984 and selected as the locomotive to be used in a CEGB Atomic flask crash test demonstration at the Old Dalby test track. On the 17th July 1984 46009 hauling four Mark I coaches at 90mph+ crashed into a weltrol wagon carrying a nuclear flask. The remains of 46009 were broken up on site shortly after the demonstration by Vic Berry. D155 and was built at Derby Works in 1962. Initially allocated to Derby MPD for Midland Main Line and North East – South West cross country duties it would remain a Midland engine (although allocated to Toton) until 1971, when a major fleet re-organisation occurred. 46018 was part of a batch of class 46 locomotives transferred to Bristol Bath Road as replacements for the then rapidly disappearing diesel-hydraulic fleet on the Western Region and was transferred to Laira in October 1974. After eighteen years service it was stored at Swindon Works in November 1980, its last classified repair had been two years earlier at Derby Works in October 1978. A year later in November 1981 46018 was reinstated and departed Swindon Works on the 1st December for Bristol Bath Road for an A Exam before entering traffic. After a further two years in traffic 46018 was withdrawn in December 1983 and dumped at Tinsley until March 1984 when it was towed to Stratford DRS for component recovery. On the 4th June 1984 it made its last journey when it was towed, along with 46014/17/44 to Swindon Works. It was broken up ten months later in April 1985. D169 was built at Derby Works and was part of a batch of twenty seven Peak Type 4 locomotives allocated to Gateshead for North East – South West , Trans-Pennine and secondary East Coast Main Line duties, entering traffic in June 1962 and it would remain a Gateshead engine for all of its career. One of the last ten class 46 locomotives to receive a classified repair (light) at Derby works it was released back to traffic in May 1980 and therefore escaped the mass storage and subsequent withdrawals in the Autumn of 1980. 46032 was withdrawn in October 1981 however due to an increased need of Type 4 power it was reinstated and admitted to Derby Works for an unclassified power unit repair at the end of 1981. During the first week of January 1982 withdrawn 46040 was sent up to Derby from Swindon as a source of a replacement power unit to assist with this repair and 46032 re-entered traffic in the spring of 1982. It continued in service until stopped at Gateshead in mid February 1984 with power and wheelslip problems, however it was repaired and released back to traffic on the 9th March 1984 but was back the next day with power unit trouble. Released the next weekend it was kept on local work for the next week and by the end of March 1984 it was at Bristol Bath Road as a spare locomotive. On the 25th April 1984 it arrived at Thornaby with fire damage and it was condemned on the 30th April 1984. The next day it was dispatched to Stratford Works for cannibalisation. It left Stratford works for Doncaster Works on the 30th September 1984, spending the month of October en route at March and finally arrived at Doncaster Works on the 15th November 1984. It was broken up in August 1985.
    46009 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6802858734/
    46009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8038268677/
    46009 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6248637161/
    46018 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5692524754/
    46032 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15792279195/
    46032 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7885346466/

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    D153 (46016) Entered Traffic 1/62, Withdrawn 12/83, Broken Up 9/84
    D174 (46037) Entered Traffic 7/62, Withdrawn 6/84, Broken Up 2/85
    D184 (46047) Entered Traffic 10/62, Withdrawn 9/84, Broken Up 1/86
    Holding the seventy four to seventy sixth spots for the shortest service life at 21 years eleven months are three class 46 locomotives D153 (46016), D174 (46037) and D184 (46047). D153 and was built at Derby Works, entering traffic in January 1962, allocated to Derby MPD. However within a couple of weeks in early February it transferred to Scotland for a four month spell on crew training duties initially at Haymarket and then St Rollox (Glasgow) before returning to Derby in the middle of June 1962. Whilst on these crew training duties it reached Inverness on the 28th March 1962 working the 'Royal Highlander'. D153 was transferred to the Nottingham Division (Toton) in 1964 where it was to remain until December 1967 when it transferred to Holbeck, followed by a move to Gateshead in July 1970. In October 1972 a major fleet re-organisation occurred and 153 (46016) was part of a batch of class 46 locomotives transferred to Western Region as replacements for the then rapidly disappearing diesel-hydraulic fleet. Over the next eight years 46016 would be allocated to Laira, Bristol and Cardiff before being stored at Swindon Works in October 1980 during the great class 46 cull of that period. Storage proved to short lived and 46016 was quickly re-instated and transferred to Gateshead swapping places with one of a batch of Gateshead class 46 locomotives subsequently stored and sent to Swindon Works. 46016 remained in traffic until December 1983 when it was withdrawn with wiring faults. Following withdrawal it was dumped at Tinsley until towed to Swindon Works in March 1984 where it was broken up six months later in September 1984. D174 was built at Derby Works in July 1962 and allocated to Gateshead for North East – South West cross country and secondary East Coast Main Line duties. It was renumbered 46037 in January 1974 and received its last major works repair in July 1977. Stored in November 1980 it was towed to Swindon Works where it was withdrawn in December 1980. A year later an there was an increased demand for Type 4 locomotives and 46037 was one of eleven class 46 locomotives re-instated in December 1981. The expectations demanded of these locomotives must have been something of a challenge as they had been in open storage for at least twelve months. However that challenge was meet by 46037 as it would give over two years further service until it sustained fire damage at Kings Norton whilst hauling a Penzance-Leeds express in June 1984. Denied repair it was withdrawn in June 1984, towed to Doncaster works in September and broken up in the works during February 1985. D184 entered traffic in October 1962 allocated to Gateshead MPD for North East – South West cross country and secondary East Coast Main Line duties. 46047 received a classified repair (light) at Derby works in June 1980 and this enabled it to avoid the mass storage/withdrawal of the class 46 fleet at the end of 1980. By the beginning of 1984 its condition was starting to decline and it was regularly stopped for repairs. In July and August 1984 it failed in traffic three times and by the end of August it was at Gloucester where it was condemned on the 2nd September 1984 with multiple faults. It was towed to Swindon Works two days later where it was broken up in January 1986.
    46016 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/23201741875/
    46016 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7744664622/
    46037 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8374674075/
    46047 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8303167078/

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    D165 (46028), Entered Traffic 5/62, Withdrawn 5/84, Broken Up 1/86
    Holding the seventy seventh spot for the shortest service life at 22 years is D165 (46028) which was built at Derby Works, entering traffic in May 1962, allocated to Derby MPD. It would spend its early years on Midland Main Line duties with spells allocated to Derby, Cricklewood and Toton. In May 1969 it transferred to the Western Region being allocated to Bristol Bath Road followed by Cardiff from May 1975 before transferring to Gateshead via a short spell at Toton in 1977. It was briefly stored during the mass cull of the Class 46 fleet in the Autumn of 1980 but was quickly reinstated and survived in traffic until May 1984. It was broken up at Doncaster Works during January 1986.

    D54 (45023), Entered Traffic 8/62, Withdrawn 9/84, Broken Up12/86
    Holding the seventy eight spot for the shortest service life at 22 years 1 month is D54 (45023) and was to have been constructed at Derby Works during the latter part of 1961, but the order for D50 - D67 was transferred to Crewe Works and D54 entered traffic in August 1962, allocated to Derby MPD. After twenty two years service predominately on ex Midland Railway lines it was withdrawn in September 1984 and broken up during October 1986 at Vic Berry's, Leicester.
    45023 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12113213764/

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    D154 (46017), Entered Traffic 2/62, Withdrawn 4/84, Broken Up 6/86
    D182 (46045), Entered Traffic 9/62, Withdrawn 11/84
    Holding the seventy ninth and eightieth spot for the shortest service life at 22 years 2 month is D154 (46017 and D182 (46045). D154 entered traffic in February 1962 and was initially allocated to Derby MPD for Midland Main Line and North East – South West cross country duties. It would remain a Midland engine (although allocated to Toton) until 1971, when a major fleet re-organisation occurred. 46017 was part of a batch of class 46 locomotives transferred to Bristol Bath Road as replacements for the then rapidly disappearing diesel-hydraulic fleet on the Western Region and was transferred to Laira in October 1974. 46017 was eighteen years old when stored at Swindon at the end of 1980. A year later an increased demand for Type 4 locomotives found 46017 one of eleven class 46 locomotives re-instated. Despite being in open storage for at least twelve months 46017 would give over two years further service. At the end of February 1984 the availability of 46017 was being affected by a number of minor faults (batteries, low power) and on the 21st March 1984 it suffered minor collision damage. This proved to be the end for 46017 and it was condemned on the 22nd April 1984. By the 25th April 1984 it had migrated to Stratford and was surrendering its power unit to 46052. Towed to Swindon works with 46014/18/44 as 9Z28 on the 4th June 1984 it would linger for almost another two years until broken up in the middle of May 1986. D182 entered traffic in September 1962, allocated to Gateshead MPD. It would remain allocated to Gateshead throughout its main line career of twenty two years. A lack of electric train heating equipment meant the class started to be withdrawn in 1978, however 46045 would be one of the last survivors and was not withdrawn until November 1984, after failing on an Exeter to Severn Tunnel Junction freight. Following withdrawal it was transferred to Departmental service to take part in wheel adhesion tests and allocated 97404. In 1986 it was stored out of service at Mickleover and Old Dalby until 1992 when it was bought for preservation by the Peak Locomotive Company.
    46017 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6850187471/
    46017 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8231917576/
    46045 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7334017886/
    46045 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/25160198576/
    46045 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12557943854/


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    D151 (46014), Entered Traffic 1/62, Withdrawn 5/84, Broken Up 2/86
    D172 (46035), Entered Traffic 7/62, Withdrawn 11/84
    Holding the eighty first and eighty second spot for the shortest service life at 22 years 4 months is D151 (46014) and D172 (46035). D151 was built at Derby Works, entering traffic in January 1962, allocated to Derby MPD for Midland Main Line and North East – South West cross country duties. Almost immediately in February 1962 it was transferred to Neville Hill returning to Derby five months later. This was followed by a transfer to the Nottingham Division (Toton) in 1964,where it was to remain there until March 1969, when a major fleet re-organisation occurred and 151 was part of a batch of class 46 locomotives transferred to Bristol Bath Road as replacements for the then rapidly disappearing diesel-hydraulic fleet on the Western Region. Re-numbered 46014 it was transferred to Laira in October 1975. In August 1980 46014 received at Derby Works the last Class 46 General classified repair and thus avoided the mass storage of the Class 46 fleet in the following autumn of 1980. In November 1980 it transferred to Gateshead and survived in traffic until May 1984 when it was withdrawn with power unit problems. 46014 would escape being broken up for almost two years until eventually disposed of at Swindon Works in February 1986. D172 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in July 1962. It was part of a batch of twenty seven Peak Type 4 locomotives allocated to Gateshead for North East – South West , Trans-Pennine and secondary East Coast Main Line duties and would remain a Gateshead engine for its entire traffic career. On October 10th 1978 46035 was severely damaged by fire at Charfield and with class 46 withdrawals having commenced its repair was surprising. It was also one of the last class 46 locomotives to receive a classified repair at Derby Works during February 1980. This repair would see it survive the mass storage of the class at the end of 1980. In November 1984 46035 was withdrawn in full working order, surplus to requirements, however it was quickly reinstated for use by British Rail Research and renumbered into the departmental fleet as 97403 and named Ixion. When its Research duties ended it entered preservation and on the 1st October 1995 became the first preserved main line diesel to run on the main line. It can currently (October 2016) be found at the Peak Rail.
    46014 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/28139231114/
    46035 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7968613888/

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    D162 (46025), Entered Traffic 4/62, Withdrawn 11/84, Broken Up 11/85
    D163 (46026), Entered Traffic 4/62, Withdrawn 11/84, Broken Up 3/85
    D164 (46027), Entered Traffic 4/62, Withdrawn 11/84, Broken Up 1/87
    Holding the eighty third to eighty fifth spot for the shortest service life at 22 years 7 months are D162 (46025), D163 (46026) and D164 (46027). D162 would spend its early years on Midland Main Line duties with spells allocated to Derby, Wellingborough, Leicester and Toton. In May 1971 it transferred to the Western Region being allocated to Bristol Bath Road followed by Cardiff from May 1975 and Laira from May 1977. After eighteen year’s service it would fall victim to the mass storage of class 46 locomotives (at Swindon) at the end of the 1980 summer timetable. However at the end of 1981 following an increased demand for Type 4 locomotives it was reinstated and allocated to Gateshead. In November 1984 the remaining Class 46 locomotives including 46025 were withdrawn and it was broken up at Doncaster Works during November 1985. D163 would also spend its early years on Midland Main Line duties with spells allocated to Derby, Cricklewood and Toton. It was named Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry shortly after delivery at Derby on the 14th April 1962. In May 1971 it transferred to the Western Region being allocated to Bristol Bath Road followed by Cardiff from May 1975 and Laira from May 1977. In August 1979 it received a classified repair at Derby and was surprisingly put into store a year later in September 1980. However two months later it returned to traffic and was transferred to Gateshead. On the 17th November 1984 it worked the Derby – Newcastle section of 1Z09 Grampian Highlander Railtour which proved to be its final working as the following day it was stopped at Gateshead with multiple earth faults and six days later on the 25th November 1984 it was withdrawn. It was broken up at Doncaster works during March 1985. D164 would also spend its early years on Midland Main Line duties with spells allocated to Derby and Toton until transferred to Holbeck in December 1967. It transferred to Gateshead in March 1969 and apart from briefly being stored at Swindon Works for a couple of months in 1980 remained at Gateshead until withdrawn on the 26th November 1984. When withdrawn it was in full working order however the decision had been made to remove the last of the Class 46 fleet from traffic by the end of November 1984. Assigned to Doncaster Works for breaking up it was still intact when Doncaster stopped breaking up locomotives and it was moved to Goole for further storage. It was eventually broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester during January 1987.
    46026 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16415360692/

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    D58 (45043), Entered Traffic 1/62, Withdrawn 9/84, Broken Up 1/87
    Holding the eighty sixth spot for the shortest service life at 22 years 8 months is D58 (45043). D58 and was to have been constructed at Derby Works during the latter part of 1961, but the order for D50 - D67 was transferred to Crewe Works and D58 was delivered during January 1962, allocated to Derby MPD. It would spend its life predominantly on ex Midland Railway routes and was named The King's Own Royal Border Regiment at Carlisle on the 1st May 1963. Originally built with vacuum train brakes it was fitted with dual (air/vacuum) train brakes during a classified repair at Derby Works in April 1976 it was also an early example to receive the modified nose end without headcode boxes initiated with 45071 in December 1975. After over twenty two year’s service it was withdrawn in September 1984. Following withdrawal it could be found at Derby Works where it was to yield a variety a spare parts to keep the remaining locomotives operational. Eventually in May 1986 it was removed to Vic Berry's, Leicester for disposal, being broken up in January 1987.
    45043 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8598884959/
    45043 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/28077293640/
    45043 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6850188863/
    45043 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/23972873736/


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    D147 (46010), Entered Traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 11/84
    D148 (46011), Entered Traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 11/84, Broken Up 1/86
    Holding the eighty seventh and eighty eighth spots for the shortest service life at 22 years 11 months are D147 (46010) and D148 (46011). These two are the longest serving Class 46 locomotives and now at this point in the story we have lost all ten Class 44 “Pilot Scheme” locomotives and the fifty six Class 46 locomotives. Also gone are twenty two of the seventy seven Class 45/0 locomotives, however the fifty Class 45/1 locomotives remain intact. D147 was built at Derby Works, entering traffic in December 1961, allocated to Derby MPD for Midland Main Line and North East – South West cross country duties. A short spell at Cricklewood was followed by a transfer to the Nottingham Division (Toton) in 1964,where it was to remain until 1971, when a major fleet re-organisation occurred and 46010 was part of a batch of class 46 locomotives transferred to Bristol Bath Road as replacements for the then rapidly disappearing diesel-hydraulic fleet on the Western Region. 46010 was transferred to Laira in October 1974 where it was to remain until October 1980 when it was stored unserviceable at Swindon Works. A year later an increased demand for Type 4 locomotives found British Rail looking to the storage lines at Swindon for an answer and 46010 was one of eleven class 46 locomotives re-instated in December 1981. The expectations demanded of these locomotives must have been something of a challenge as they had been in open storage for at least twelve months. However that challenge was met by 46010 as it would give over three years further service, allocated to Gateshead. By May 1984 46010 was approaching five years since its last classified works repair which included the year in open storage and was becoming increasingly unreliable and spent most of the summer of 1984 under repair intermingled with brief bouts of work. By the end of August 1984 it was stopped awaiting repairs at Gateshead and these were not sanctioned and 46010 was officially withdrawn on the 4th November 1984. 46010 was then moved to Doncaster Works along with several other class 46’s for breaking up, however in 1985 it was selected to test new depot protection scotches (being such a heavy locomotive) at Doncaster MPD and moved across to the depot where it was basically forgotten. It was eventually offered for sale by tender in February 1993 and bought for preservation and following restoration moved under its own power for the first time since 1984 in July 2000. D148 was built at Derby Works and initially allocated to Derby before transfer to Gateshead in February 1962. It returned to Derby in June 1962 and would transfer to the Nottingham Division (Toton) in 1964, where apart from a short four month spell at Bristol from November 1965 it was to remain until November 1967 when it transferred to Holbeck. Its next move was to Gateshead in July 1970 before it transferred to Laira in October 1972. The next four years would see 46011 transferred between Bristol Laira and Cardiff before settling down at Laira. It was briefly stored at Swindon Works in October 1980 before being re-instated and transferred to Gateshead. Rather surprisingly this move was via Derby Works where it was the last Class 46 locomotive to receive a classified repair (light). On the 16th November 1984 it was failed at Margam with a power fault which led to its immediate withdrawal and it was dispatched five days later to Swindon Works where it was broken up during January 1986
    46010 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/28224285220/
    46010 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6297160521/
    46010 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/24471641781/
    46010 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9257911511/

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    D76 (45053), Entered Traffic 11/60, Withdrawn 11/83, Broken Up 10/88
    Holding the eighty ninth spot for the shortest service life at 23 years is D76 (45053). D76 was built at Crewe Works as D76 and entered traffic in November 1960 allocated to Crewe North. Two months later it transferred to Derby and became a twelve year spell allocated to Midland Main Line depots. In November 1973 it transferred to Holbeck and began a career allocated to Eastern Region depots. Its demise after twenty three years service proved to be protracted and full of false hope. It was initially withdrawn in March 1983, reinstated, only to be withdrawn again in November 1983 and consequently moved to Swindon Works for breaking up. It was later sent to Crewe Works for inclusion in the Class 45 heavy general repair programme. On arrival at Crewe this repair was cancelled and 45053 remained at Crewe until broken up in October 1988.
    45053 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5827116091/
    45053 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8680290418/


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    D132 (45075), Entered Traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 1/85, Broken Up 3/87
    Holding the ninetieth spot for the shortest service life at 23 years 1 month is D132 (45075). It was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in December 1961, initially allocated to Derby MPD. 45075 would spend the majority of its career on the Midland Main Line as it was a Toton engine for almost all of that time. It was withdrawn in January 1985 and lingered for over two years before it was broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester in March 1987.
    45075 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8467612228/
    45075 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9568701156/
    45075 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5658977948/

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