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All Our Yesterdays – 60 Years Ago – 1959

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  1. Johnw

    Johnw Part of the furniture

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    All Our Yesterdays – 60 Years Ago –January 1959

    Sixty years ago the last 9F 2-10-0 Standard class steam locomotives were still in production, diesel shunter production was in full swing as was delivery of the Pilot Scheme mainline locomotives. There was also a steady flow of new diesel multiple units.

    New Locomotives
    Class 03 – D2034/35/50/51
    Class 05 – D2582/83
    Class 06 – D2418/19
    Class 08 – D3571/72/92, D3728/29/30, D3808/09/10
    Class 10 – D3648/49/50
    Class 22 – D6300
    Class 24 – D5005/06
    Class 26 – D5310/11/12/13/14
    Class 28 – D5708/09
    Class 71 – E5001
    Class D2/10 – D2741/42
    Class D20/2 – D604

    New Diesel Multiple Units
    Metro Cammell (Class 101) –M51196/96/97/98/99, M51200/01/02/03, M56353/54/55/56/57/58/59/60/61
    BRCW (Class 104) –E50584/86/87/89/91/92. E59230/32/33/40/42/43
    Cravens (Class 105) – E51297/98/99, E51300/01, E56455/56/57/58/59
    BR Derby (Class 108) – M50938/39/40/41/42/43/44/45/46, M56221/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29
    Gloucester RCW (Class 119) – W51060/61/88/89, W59419/20
    Swindon Cross Country (Class 120) – W50689/90/91, W59295/96/97
    BR Derby (Class 125) – E50989/90/91/92/93/94, E51155/56/57/58/59/60, E59450/51/52/53/54/55
    Wickham Railbus – Sc79966/67

    In the month one hundred and six steam locomotives were withdrawn, forty two being over fifty years old with Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 23 Class 0-6-0ST 51313 being the oldest, having entering traffic in March 1877 and condemned eighty one years later. The majority of these withdrawals were the older secondary main line and branch line passenger engines, steam shunting engines and older freight engines being displaced by the continued delivery of the last of the 9F standards, the pilot scheme main line diesels, diesel multiple units and diesel shunting engines. Thirty five engines condemned were built post the 1923 grouping with the youngest engine condemned being Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT 3740 at only twenty one years old.

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

    D2050 (03050) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/28224303160/
    D2051 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/29828776221/
    D3571 (08456) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7904534876/
    D3572 (08457) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/21770923338/
    D3592 (08477) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/35092583564/
    D3808 (08641) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11830255863/
    D3810 (08643) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8799694571/
    D5006 (24006) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5938750253/
    D5311 (26011) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6286089054/
    6300 (M56356) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7991069286/
    M56360 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7169054312/

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