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All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – 1964

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  1. Johnw

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    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – January 1964

    Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25’s and Swindon and Crewe building class 52 Westerns. Locomotive contractors were also in production with English Electric building at Vulcan Foundry and also at the Robert Stephensons and Hawthorn works, Darlington class 37’s, Clayton at Derby were building class 17’s, Beyer Peacock building class 35 Hymeks and Brush were building class 47’s at Loughborough.

    New locomotives:
    Class 17 – D8567/68/69/70/71/72/73/74
    Class 25 – D5243/44/45/46/47, D7582/83
    Class 35 – D7098/99
    Class 37 – D6887/88/89/90/91, D6912/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20/21/22/24
    Class 47 – D1550/51/52/53/54, D1698, D1700/01/07/08/09/10/11/12/13
    Class 52 – D1027 Western Lancer, D1033 Western Trooper
    Class 85 – E3094

    With main line diesel production in the month of over fifty locomotives it is a little surprising the steam withdrawals in the month showed a marked decline from the preceding few months with only one hundred and fifty seven condemned spread over forty nine classes. However, this included another BR Standard class locomotive 84007 only ten years old and the first inroad into the Stanier 8F 2-8-0’s with six withdrawn. Also, one main line diesel was withdrawn BRCW prototype D0260 Lion. At least three of the January withdrawals escaped being broken up Great Western Hall 4-6-0 4936 and Southern Railway S15 4-6-0’s 30825 and 30847.

    4936 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8260552960/
    4936 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5644933593/
    30825 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6020455805/
    30825 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6573683509/
    30847 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6573681921/
    D5243 (25093) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7554102624/
    D5246 (25096) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6606743425/
    D7098 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/32851769652/
    D6888 (37188) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/30483809535/
    D6890 (37314) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8527477414/
    D6912 (37212) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8554167512/
    D6917 (97304) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7147462393/
    D6918 (37218) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8497440206/
    D6919 (37219) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/30413745232/
    D1551 (47529) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5548650612/
    D1553 (47437) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14943339235/
    D1700 (47112) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12713766093/
    D1707 (47487) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14399831841/
    D1708 (47119) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8282597397/
    D1709 (47120) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/46739947911/
    D1710 (47121) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/29554997874/
    D1712 (47123) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7430217100/
     

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