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Discussion in 'BR era (from 1948)' started by Johnw, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Johnw

    Johnw Part of the furniture

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    D41 (45147), Entered Traffic 7/61, Withdrawn 1/85, Broken Up 3/85
    Holding the ninety third spot for the shortest service life at 23 years 6 months is D41 (45147). This is the first of the fifty ETH fitted class 45/1 to be condemned, this being due to severe collision and fire damage. D41 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in July 1961, allocated to Derby MPD. Between October 1961 and January 1966 it was allocated to Bristol (initially Barrow Road later Bath Road) for cross country duties to Birmingham, Derby and the North East. In 1966 it transferred to Midland Main Line duties where it would spend most of its remaining career. In 1973 the Midland Main Line services started to migrate from steam heating to electric heating of the coaching stock and it was one of fifty class 45 locomotives selected to have its Stone Vapour steam heating boiler replaced with electric train heating equipment (a Brush BL100-30 ETH auxiliary alternator) and it emerged from Derby works as 45147 in December 1974. On the 4th December 1984 whilst working the 10.05 Liverpool - Scarborough service it was involved in a serious rear-end collision near Salford which resulted in a spectacular fire, regrettably the driver and one passenger were killed. The damage to 45147 was extensive with the leading cab/nose and front third of the body totally destroyed above the frame with the rest of the body burnt out by the blaze and the rear cab/nose damaged by the leading coach. 45147 was not immediately withdrawn but stored unserviceable!! However sense prevailed and it was withdrawn in January 1985 and broken up close to the site of the accident by Vic Berry, Leciester.
    45147 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5900031276/
    45147 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7399554904/
    45147 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9427907452/
    45147 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/29599274244/

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  2. Johnw

    Johnw Part of the furniture

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    D105 (45064), Entered Traffic 6/61, Withdrawn 1/85, Broken Up 8/88
    D112 (45010), Entered Traffic 8/61, Withdrawn 3/85, Broken Up 1/89
    Holding the ninety fourth and ninety fifth spot for the shortest service life at 23 years 7 months are D105 (45064) and D112 (45010). D105 was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in June 1961, allocated to Derby MPD. It would always be a Midland Main Line engine being allocated through out its career predominately at Toton with brief spells at Leicester and Cricklewood. As D105 it also sticks in my memory from my early enthusiast days in the mid 1960’s as it was one of the first Peaks to receive blue livery, during June 1966 and therefore stood out from the rest of the diesel fleet around Nottingham at this time. After more than twenty four years service and just under four years since its last classified repair at Derby Works in March 1981. Following withdrawn in January 1985 it was broken up in November 1988 by Vic Berry, Leicester. D112 was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in August 1961, allocated to Derby MPD. It would spend its early years on the Midland Main Line before transfer to Holbeck in August 1968. In May 1978 it transferred to York and was followed a year later in May 1979 by a transfer to Tinsley from where it was withdrawn in May 1981. Following withdrawal it was eventually broken up by MC Metals, Glasgow.
    45064 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5785267576
     
  3. Fred Kerr

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    Of further interest was that D105 was not only the first repaint but it was HAND painted whilst the remainder of the repaints were spray painted. When it was later (with a further 4 class members) allocated to Cricklewood it was in a special "Odds and Sods" pool dedicated to hauling the loads that didn't fit into any diagram hence could be found anywhere on the network.
     
  4. Johnw

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    D48 (45038), Entered Traffic 10/61, Withdrawn 6/85, Broken up 12/86
    D110 (45065), Entered Traffic 7/61, Withdrawn 3/85, Broken Up 8/88
    Holding the ninety sixth and ninety seventh spot for the shortest service life at 23 years 8 months are D48 (45038) and D110 (45065). D48 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in October 1961, allocated to Cricklewood MPD. For the next eleven years it would be associated with Midland Main Line duties being transferred to Derby in 1963 and then Toton in 1965. In October 1972 it transferred to Holbeck for a six year spell followed by a six year spell at Tinsley before returning to Toton for its last few months in traffic. It was stored unserviceable in March 1985 and was withdrawn three months later in June 1985. It was broken up in December 1986 by Vic Berry, Leicester. D110 was built at Crewe Works, entering traffic in July 1961, allocated to Derby MPD. It was always a Midland Main Line engine being allocated to Derby, Midland Lines, Nottingham Division and Toton during its career (with Midland Lines and Nottingham Division being effectively Toton) and would survive in traffic until March 1985. It was broken up in August 1988 by Vic Berry, Leicester.

    45038 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7399553042/
    45038 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5614899090/
    45038 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8437747480/

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  5. Johnw

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    23 Years 9 Months

    D95 (45054), Entered Traffic 4/61, Withdrawn 1/85, Broken Up 11/85
    D131 (45074), Entered Traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 9/85, Broken Up 10/88
    Holding the ninety eighth and ninety ninth spot for the shortest service life at 23 years 9 months are D95 (45054) and D131 (45074). D95 was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in April 1961, allocated to Derby MPD. It would spend its entire career associated with the Midland Main Line initially allocated to Derby and from 1968 until withdrawal allocated to Toton MPD. In January 1975 it was selected to be fitted with electric train heating and to become 45150. However as work progressed it was discovered that it was not suitable and was replaced in the program by D78 which had been renumbered 45054 in January 1975. D95 therefore took the now vacant 45054 when it was released from Derby works in May 1975. 45054 was withdrawn in January 1985 and broken up on site at Toton by Vic Berry, Leicester during December 1985. D131 was built at Crewe Works, entering traffic in December 1961. It would spend its entire career associated with the Midland Main Line predominately allocated to Toton MPD. Originally built with vacuum train brakes it was fitted with dual (air/vacuum) train brakes during a classified repair at Derby works in December 1975. It was withdrawal in August 1985 and broken up at Vic Berry, Leicester three years later during October 1988.

    45074 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6334014334/

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    D72 (45050), Entered Traffic 11/60, Withdrawn 9/84, Broken Up 3/87
    D93 (45057), Entered Traffic 3/61, Withdrawn 1/85, Broken Up 2/87
    Holding the one hundredth and one hundred and first spot for the shortest service life at 23 years 10 months are D72 (45050) and D93 (45057). D72 was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in November 1961, initially allocated to Derby MPD. D72 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 September 1984 and lingered for over two years before it was broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester during March 1987. D93 was built at Crewe Works, entering traffic in March 1961 allocated to Derby MPD. Three weeks later it transferred to Bristol for a four month spell before returning to Derby. It would spend the rest of its career a Midland engine initially allocated to Derby (with a one month spell at Cricklewood in 1962) until basically becoming a Toton engine in the mid 1960’s. It was withdrawn still a Toton engine in January 1985 and broken up during February 1987 by Vic Berry Leicester.

    45057 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/25049670301/
    45057 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/26896215961/
    45057 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/24294119119/

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