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    D41 (45147), Entered Traffic 7/61, Withdrawn 1/85, Broken Up 3/85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rest of the body burnt out by the blaze and the rear cab/nose damaged by the leading coach. 45147 was not immediately withdrawn but stored unserviceable!! However sense prevailed and it was withdrawn in January 1985 and broken up close to the site of the accident by Vic Berry, Leciester.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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    D105 (45064), Entered Traffic 6/61, Withdrawn 1/85, Broken Up 8/88
    D112 (45010), Entered Traffic 8/61, Withdrawn 3/85, Broken Up 1/89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
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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    D133 (45003), Entered Traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 12/85, Broken Up 2/87
    Holding the one hundred and second spot for the shortest service life at 24 years is D133 (45003). It was built at Crewe Works and initially allocated to Derby MPD 45003 would give twenty four years of front line service, predominantly on the Midland Main Line as it was a Toton engine for almost all of that time, before being withdrawn in December 1985. It lingered for over two years before it was broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester in April 1987.
    45003 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8646893597/
     
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    D33 (45019), Entered Traffic 6/61, Withdrawn 9/85, Broken Up 12/86
    D51 (45102), Entered Traffic 6/62, Withdrawn 9/86, Broken Up 10/88
    D137 (45014) Entered Traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 3/86, Broken Up 9/86
    Holding the one hundred and third to one hundred and fifth spots for the shortest service life at 24 years 3 moths are D33 (45019, D51 (45102), the first none accident damaged ETH fitted class 45/1 to be condemned, and D137 (45014). D35 was built at Derby Works entering traffic in July 1961, allocated to Derby MPD. It was one of nine Peaks (D33 - D42) transferred to the ex Midland Railway MPD at Bristol Barrow Road during October 1961 (though servicing was carried out at the recently opened Bath Road diesel depot). They were replacements for Barrow Road’s Stanier Jubilee 4-6-0’s to cover four passenger diagrams between Bristol/Cardiff and Newcastle/Edinburgh and the majority of the fast freights between Bristol and Birmingham. In 1966 it transferred to Leeds Holbeck and would remain until June 1968 when it transferred to Nottingham Division (Toton). It returned to Holbeck in September 1972 and moved to York in 1978, Tinsley in 1979 and Toton in 1984 from where it was withdrawn. D51 and was to have been constructed at Derby Works, but the order for D50 - D67 was transferred to Crewe Works and D51 was delivered during 1962 to Cricklewood MPD. In 1973 the Midland Main Line services started to migrate from steam heating to electric heating of the coaching stock and 51 was one of fifty class 45 locomotives selected to have its steam heating boiler replaced with electric train heating equipment (a Brush BL100-30 ETH auxiliary alternator) and emerged from Derby Works as 45102 in May 1973. After a career allocated to Midland Main Line MPD’s it was withdrawn at the end of the summer timetable in September 1986 and broken up by Vic Berry at Leicester in October 1988. D137 was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in December 1961. Initially allocated to Derby MPD it would spend the next ten years on the Midland Main Line before transfer to Leeds Holbeck in September 1972. The next thirteen years were spent at Holbeck , York and Tinsley until its final transfer to Toton in January 1985. It was named The Cheshire Regiment at Chester station on the 12th June 1966. On the 9th March 1986 45014 and 47334 were standing on the Up Main light engine at a red signal at Chinley due to a signalling failure. Due to an error by the signalman 1M42, 18:33 Sheffield – Manchester hauled by 31436 was authorised to pass a red signal on the Down Line with the route actually set onto the Up Line and on a collision course with the two light engines. In the resulting collision the leading cab of 31436 was crushed and the driver killed. The driver and secondman of 45014 on seeing the approach of 1M42 remained on the engine, released the brakes on the two light engines and started to move reverse prior to the collision. The action of the driver on 45014 (praised for his bravery in the Official Report) significantly reduced the impact of the collision and in the words of the Inspecting Officer saved the lives of himself, his secondman and a number of passengers. The leading cab of 45014 was virtually undamaged however the leading bogie had been pushed backwards causing major damage to the underframe, batteries and underframe mounted equipment. A small fire also broke out in the damaged battery compartment which was extinguished by the secondman. Following the accident 45014 was removed to Ashburys yard where it lingered intact until late in August 1986 when a team from Vic Berry's broke the locomotive into three sections and removed them by road for final disposal at Leicester.

    45102 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5593255978/
    45102 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9526460513/
    45014 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8466515203/

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    D23 (45017) Entered traffic 4/61, Withdrawn 8/85, Broken Up 11/91
    D84 (45055) Entered Traffic 12/60, Withdrawn 4/85, Broken Up 11/86
    D118 (45068) Entered Traffic 9/61, Withdrawn 1/86, Broken Up 4/86
    Holding the one hundred and sixth to one hundred and eighth spots for the shortest service life at 24 years 4 moths are D23 (45017), D84 (45055) and D118 (45068).
    D23 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in April 1961. It was allocated initially to Derby but was transferred to Leeds Neville Hill five months later and moved across the city to Leeds Holbeck in December 1962. It would spend the next twenty five years allocated to Holbeck before it was transferred to York in May 1978. A year later in May 1979 it transferred toTinsley and its final transfer was to Toton in March 1984. It was withdrawn in August 1985 but reinstated to the departmental fleet a month later for training use at Toton and renumbered ADB968024. The exact nature of the training that ADB968024 was used for is unclear and re-railing has been mentioned, however in July 1987 it was still serviceable and used at the Midland Railway Centre on passenger duties. By 1988 it was dumped at Tinsley and was broken up at MC Metals, Glasgow in November 1991. D84 was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in December 1960, allocated to Derby MPD. It would spend almost its entire career associated with the Midland Main Line and Toton MPD. 45055 was originally built with vacuum train brakes and was fitted with dual (air/vacuum) train brakes during a classified repair at Derby works in January 1973. It was withdrawn in April 1985 and after storage at Derby works was moved to Vic Berry Leicester and broken up in November 1986. D118 was built at Crewe Works, entering traffic in October 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 January 1986. It was broken up in April 1986 by Vic Berry, on site at Allerton .

    45017 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5595827811/
    45017 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7885348100/
    45017 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16230064759/
    45055 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9568702240/
    45055 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9196063507/

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    D136 (45077) Entered traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 5/86, Broken Up 9/88
    Holding the one hundred and ninth spot for the shortest service life at 24 years 5 months is D136 (45077).
    D136 was built at Crewe Works and was initially allocated to Derby MPD. It would spend the majority of its twenty four years of service on the Midland Main Line as it was a Toton engine for almost all of that time, before being withdrawn in May 1986. It lingered for over two years before it was broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester in September 1988.
    45077 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/22567157599/
    45077 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8933099732/
    45077 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14646470279/
     
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    D26 (45020) Entered traffic 4/61, Withdrawn 12/85, Broken Up 8/88
    Holding the one hundred and tenth spot in the service life league at 24 years 5 months is D26 (45020).
    D26 entered traffic in April 1961 allocated to Derby, however the early days of the class 45 Peaks were not a good time and in mid December 1961 D26 was one of six Peaks in Darlington Works (D11/12/15/16/26/28) for unclassified repairs. D26 (45020) would be for most of its career a Leeds engine, initially allocated to Neville Hill from June 1961 and then at Holbeck from December 1962 until finally leaving in May 1978 when transferred to York. Its stay at York was brief and in January 1979 it transferred to Tinsley and its final transfer was in July 1983 when it moved to Toton from where it was withdrawn in December 1985. It would languish following withdrawal for nearly three years until broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester in August 1988.
    45020 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/48041699771/
    45020 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5596408790/
    45020 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6674649263/
    45020 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/22797318725/
    45020 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16160083529/
    45020 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/21237451735/
    45020 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/32348175723/
     
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    D56 (45137) Entered traffic 11/62, Withdrawn 6/87, Broken Up 3/94
    D70 (45048) Entered traffic 11/60, Withdrawn 6/85, Broken Up 1/89
    D100 (45060) Entered traffic 5/61, Withdrawn 12/85
    Holding the one hundred and eleventh to one hundred and thirteenth spots in the service life league at 24 years 7 months is D56 (45137), D70 (45048) and D100 (45060).
    D56 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 D56 was delivered during November 1962, allocated to Cricklewood MPD. It was almost immediately named The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment (TA) on the 8th December 1962. In 1973 the Midland Main Line services started to migrate from steam heating to electric heating of the coaching stock and D56 was one of fifty class 45 locomotives selected to have its Stone Vapour 4625 steam heating boiler replaced with electric train heating equipment (a Brush BL100-30 ETH auxiliary alternator) and emerged from Derby Works in October 1974 as 45137. It would receive a General/Refurbishment at Derby Works during December 1981. 45137 would move from the London Midland Region for the first time when it was allocated to Tinsley in November 1986. It would haul the last official Class 45 hauled train out of St Pancras (the headboard fitted 16.20 to Nottingham) on May 10th 1987. It was withdrawn shortly after in the mass “Peak” withdrawals of the summer of 1987 being condemned in June and towed to March for storage. After slumbering away in the weeds at March for almost seven years 45062/137/139 were moved on the 25th February 1994, hauled by 47341 to MC Metals, Glasgow and 45137 was broken up soon after arrival in March 1994.
    D70 was built at Crewe Works as D70 and entered traffic in November 1960, initially allocated to Crewe North MPD but it transferred to Derby within a month. It was named The Royal Marines during December 1964. It would generally be associated with the Midland Main Line spending most of its career allocated to Midland depots with a spell at Holbeck in the mid 1970’s. Its last classified repair was at Derby Works during June 1979 and was withdrawn at Toton six years later on the 25th June 1985 with multiple faults. It would be broken up at MC Metals Glasgow during November 1988.
    D100 was built at Crewe Works and entered service allocated to Derby MPD during May 1961. It was named Sherwood Forester four months later at Derby Station on the 23rd September 1961. It would always remain a “Midland” engine being allocated to Toton for virtually its entire career, arriving from Derby in March 1964, with only an eighteen month break at Cricklewood from November 1974. Originally built with vacuum train brakes it was fitted with dual (air/vacuum) train brakes during a classified repair at Derby Works in October 1975 and received its last classified repair during January 1980. The end came for 45060 on the 8th December 1985 when it was withdrawn at Toton still in full working order. After a year in storage it was sold for preservation during January 1987
    45048 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/19465260218/
    45048 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8357033932/
    45048 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14579276316/
    45060 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5698566282/
    45060 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15669422398/
    45060 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/38819049240/
    45137 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7674503246/
    45137 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/31986646318/
    45137 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7904532942/


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    D91 (45056) Entered traffic 3/61, Withdrawn 11/85, Broken Up 1/87
    Holding the one hundred and fourtenth spot in the service life league at 24 years 8 months is D91 (45056)
    D91 entered traffic in March 1961 allocated to Derby MPD. Three months later it transferred to Carlisle Upperby for a year spell before returning to Derby. It would spend the rest of its career a Midland engine with short spells at Derby and Cricklewood but predominantly allocated to Toton. It was built with split headcode boxes, however it was one of a small number of class 45’s to lose these in favour of the single panel headcode box which in turn was removed and replaced by two marker lights. 45056 was originally built with vacuum train brakes and was fitted with dual (air/vacuum) train brakes during a classified repair at Derby Works in May 1976. It was withdrawn in November 1985 and broken up during January 1987 by Vic Berry Leicester.
    45056 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/20862694403/
    45056 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5536808546/
    45056 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9568704628/
    45056 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5708430562/
     
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    D121 (45069) Entered traffic 10/61, Withdrawn 7/86, Broken Up 8/88
    Holding the one hundred and fifteenth spot in the service life league at 24 years 9 months is D121 (45069)
    D121 was built at Crewe Works, entering traffic in October 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 July 1986. It was broken up in October 1988 by Vic Berry, Leicester.
    45069 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8351736207/

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    D45 (45036) Entered traffic 9/61, Withdrawn 5/86, Broken Up 8/88
    Holding the one hundred and sixteenth spot in the shortest service life league at 24 years 10 months is D45 (45036)
    D45 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in September 1961, allocated to Cricklewood for Midland Main Line duties. It would spend the majority of the 1960’s allocated to Midland Main Line depots before becoming a Holbeck engine in October 1972. Originally built with vacuum train brakes it was fitted with dual (air/vacuum) train brakes during a classified repair at Derby Works in January 1976. It would survive in traffic until withdrawn in May 1986. It was broken up in August 1988 by Vic Berry, Leicester.
    45036 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5530097735/

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    D16 (45016) Entered traffic 12/60, Withdrawn 11/85, Broken Up 12/86
    D35 (45117) Entered traffic 6/61, Withdrawn 5/86, Broken Up 3/87
    D85 (45109) Entered traffic 2/61, Withdrawn 1/86, Broken Up 11/86
    D98 (45059) Entered traffic 4/61, Withdrawn 3/86, Broken Up 8/88
    D104 (45063) Entered traffic 6/61, Withdrawn 5/86, Broken Up 8/88
    D124 (45131) Entered traffic 10/61, Withdrawn 9/86, Broken Up 8/88
    D134 (45076) Entered traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 11/86, Broken Up 3/94

    Seven locomotives fell one month short of a service life of 25 years. Holding the one hundred and seventeenth to one hundred and twenty third spots in the shortest service life league at 24 years 11 months are D16 (45016), D35 (45117), D85 (45109), D98 (45059), D104 (45063), D124 (45131) and D134 (45076).

    D16 (45016) was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in December 1960 allocated to Derby MPD. In February 1961 D16 transferred to Holbeck and apart from a short spell at Neville Hill it would remain at Holbeck until May 1978 when it transferred to York. In May 1979 it transferred to Tinsley followed by its final transfer in July 1983 to Toton. D16 was originally built with split headcode boxes, however it was one of a small number of class 45’s to lose these in favour of the single panel headcode box. During November 1985 45016 was part of a batch of six class 45/0’s (45003/04/16/20/56/60) that were withdrawn and was broken up by Vic Berry at Leicester in December 1986.
    D35 (45117) was built at Derby Works in 1961 and was one of nine Peaks (D33 - D42) transferred to the ex Midland Railway MPD at Bristol Barrow Road during October 1961 (though servicing was carried out at the recently opened Bath Road diesel depot) as replacements for Barrow Road’s Stanier Jubilee 4-6-0’s to cover four passenger diagrams between Bristol/Cardiff and Newcastle/Edinburgh and the majority of the fast freights between Bristol and Birmingham.. In 1966 it transferred to Leeds Holbeck and would remain until selected for fitment of electric train heating equipment in 1974 when it transferred to Toton for Midland Main Line duties. It would remain predominantly on these duties for the next twelve years until it became third class 45/1 to be withdrawn in May 1986. Following withdrawal it was dumped at Derby Works until on the 19th January 1987 when 47199 cleared Derby Works of 25200, 40075, 45057 and 45117 to Vic Berry's, Leicester who dealt quickly with 45117 as it was no more by the end of February 1987.
    D85 (45109) was built at Crewe Works in 1961 and on entering traffic was allocated to Derby. It would spend its whole career based on the Midland Main Line until it became the second “ETH Peak” (class 45/1) to be withdrawn (the first being 45147 totally destroyed in a collision at Salford) when it was condemned in January 1986. Unlike a lot of “Peaks” it did not last particularly long following withdrawal being broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester in the November of the same year, 1986.
    D98 (45059) was built at Crewe Works and entered service allocated to Derby MPD during April 1961. It was named Royal Engineer in December 1966. It would remain a Midland engine for all its career being effectively allocated to initially Derby and then Toton until withdrawn. It received a classified repair (light) repair at Derby works during December 1980 and managed a further six years in service until condemned on the 7th March 1986. Following storage at Toton it was eventually towed to Vic Berry's Leicester and broken up during September 1988.
    D104 (45063) 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 Wellingborough and Cricklewood. After almost twenty five years service 45063 was withdrawn in May 1986 and broken up in August 1988 by Vic Berry, Leicester.
    D124 (45131) was built at Crewe works, entering traffic in October 1961, allocated to Derby MPD. It was always a Midland Main Line engine being allocated to Derby, Cricklewood, Midland Lines, Nottingham Division and Toton during its career (with Midland Lines and Nottingham Division being effectively Toton). 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 steam heating boiler replaced with electric train heating equipment (a Brush BL100-30 ETH auxiliary alternator) and emerged from Derby works in June 1974 as 45131. Following conversion and renumbering 45131 was to spend the rest of its career allocated to Toton from where it was withdrawn in September 1986. Following withdrawal it was dumped at Toton until eventually making its way to Vic Berry, Leicester where it was broken up in November 1988.
    D134 (45076) was built at Crewe works and entered traffic in December 1961. Initially allocated to Derby MPD 45076 would give almost twenty five years of front line service, predominantly on the Midland Main Line as it was a Toton engine for almost all of that time, before being withdrawn in November 1986. 45076 was dumped at March where it would remain for nearly eight years before finally it was towed to MC Metals, Glasgow and broken up in March 1994.

    45016 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5558996550/
    45016 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/22833788849/
    45016 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5584424412/
    45059 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/20614766114/
    45063 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15493974867/
    45063 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/29776487902/
    45063 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/46980657904/
    45076 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/19856335410/
    45109 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9681894999/
    45109 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10794044204/
    45109 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7312834328/
    45109 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11683208434/
    45109 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7384470438/
    45109 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8243945238/
    45117 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5530080609/
    45117 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/11683619136/
    45131 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8713305748/
    45131 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9196065221/
    45131 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/36305832386/
    45131 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7239357744/
    45131 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/33219039310/

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    D66 (45146) Entered traffic 4/62, Withdrawn 4/87, Broken Up 5/92
    D67 (45118) Entered traffic 5/62, Withdrawn 5/87
    D77 (45004) Entered traffic 12/60, Withdrawn 12/85, Broken Up 12/88
    Three locomotives fell at their service life Silver anniversary. Holding the one hundred and twenty fourth to one hundred and twenty sixth spots in the shortest service life league at 25 years are D66 (45146), D67 (45118) and D77 (45004).
    D66 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. D66 entered traffic in April 1962, allocated to Derby MPD and would spend the majority of its career allocated to Midland Main Line depots. In 1973 the Midland Main Line services started to migrate from steam heating to electric heating of the coaching stock and D66 was one of fifty class 45 locomotives selected to have its Stone Vapour 4625 steam heating boiler replaced with electric train heating equipment (a Brush BL100-30 ETH auxiliary alternator) and emerged from Derby Works in December 1974 as 45146. After twenty five years of front line service predominantly on the ex Midland Railway routes it was withdrawn in April 1987. Following withdrawal it was dumped at March until in 1989 the transfer of six Peaks (made in two journeys) took place from March to Egginton, to be used as dead-load vehicles by the Research Department at Mickleover. These rather tired looking locomotives were 45111/25/36 in one move and 45126/46/48 in the other. Eventually three years later 45146 had made its way to MC Metals at Glasgow, were it was broken up in March 1992.
    D67 was built at Crewe Works, entering traffic in May 1962 allocated to Derby MPD. In 1973 the Midland Main Line services started to migrate from steam heating to electric heating of the coaching stock and D67 was one of fifty class 45 locomotives selected to have its steam heating boiler replaced with electric train heating equipment (a Brush BL100-30 ETH auxiliary alternator) and emerged from Derby Works in December 1973 as 45118. It received a general/refurbish at Derby Works during October 1980 and would be the last Class 45 to receive a scheduled classified repair at Derby Works during April 1986. Eight months later in January 1987 it was the last Peak to receive any type of attention at Derby Works, swapping its bogies with those from condemned 45116. Through out its career it would always be associated with the Midland Main Line being allocated to Derby, Cricklewood, Toton and finally Tinsley from where it was withdrawn in May 1987. 45118 is still in existence and can currently (February 2020) can be found at Barrow Hill.
    D77 was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in December 1960 initially allocated to Crewe North before transfer to Derby in January 1961. Apart from a six week spell allocated to Bristol St Phillips Marsh from July 1961 it would spend its twenty five career allocated to Midland Main Line depots. 45004 was withdrawn in December 1985 and broken up by M C Metals, Glasgow in December 1988.

    45004 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8933095730/
    45118 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/33611399653/
    45146 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15976120604/
    45146 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7162957500/
    45146 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/12606500395/


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    D21 (45026) Entered traffic 3/61, Withdrawn 4/86, Broken Up 2/89
    D52 (45123) Entered traffic 6/62, Withdrawn 7/87, Broken Up 8/88
    D65 (45111) Entered traffic 4/62, Withdrawn 5/87, Broken Up 7/92
    Three locomotives fell one month after their “Silver jubilee”. Holding the one hundred and twenty seventh to one hundred and twenty ninth spots in the shortest service life league at 25 years 1 month are D21 (45026), D52 (45123) and D65 (45111).
    D21 was built at Derby Works and entered traffic in March 1961 allocated to Derby MPD. In June 1961 it transferred to Leeds Neville Hill and moved across the city to Holbeck in December 1962. Apart from a three year spell at Toton from June 1968 it would spend the next fifteen years allocated to Leeds Holbeck MPD until its transfer to Tinsley in October 1977. Its final transfer, in January 1985 was to Toton from where it was withdrawn in April 1986. It was broken up by MC Metals, Glasgow during February 1989.
    D52 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 D52 was delivered during June 1962. It was initially allocated to Derby MPD and was allocated close to the Midland Main Line all its life. In 1974 the engine became one of the fifty engines in the class to be fitted with electric heating equipment, and it became 45123. Despite a Heavy General classified repair at Crewe in April 1983 (it spent almost a year out of traffic) it would become the third class 45/1 to be withdrawn when it was condemned in July 1986 following collision damage. Following withdrawal it was dumped at Toton until towed to Vic Berry at Leicester and broken up in November 1988.
    D65 was also to have been constructed at Derby Works but the order was transferred to Crewe works and D65 was delivered during April 1962, allocated to Derby MPD. It was the start of a career that would last just over twenty five years most of which would consist of charging up and down the Midland Main Line. It was named Grenadier Guardsman during July 1965. It was one of fifty Peaks selected in the first half of the 1970’s to lose their train heating boiler for electric train heating becoming 45111 in 1974. It received a general classified repair at Derby Works during May 1981 and is believed to have been the last Peak to carry its original nameplates, at least up to January 1987. 45111 would fall victim to the large class 45/1 fleet reduction that took place in May 1987 when twelve were condemned (almost 25% of the class 45/1 sub-class). Following withdrawal it was dumped at March until in 1989 when along with 45125/26/36/46/48 it was transferred to Egginton Junction to be used as dead-load vehicles by the Research Department at Mickleover. 45111 eventually reached MC Metals, Glasgow and was broken up in April 1992.

    45123 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/13980253556/
    45123 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14638871274/
    45123 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7968616492/
    45111 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/10794040514/
    45111 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5530093559/
    45111 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/16144403620/

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    D13 (45001) Entered traffic 11/60, Withdrawn 1/86, Broken Up 11/88
    D37 (45009) Entered traffic 7/61, Withdrawn 9/86, Broken Up 8/88
    D61 (45112) Entered traffic 3/62, Withdrawn 5/87
    D62 (45143) Entered traffic 3/62, Withdrawn 5/87, Broken Up 3/94
    D130 (45148) Entered traffic 12/61, Withdrawn 2/87, Broken Up 6/92
    Holding the one hundred and twenty thirtieth to one hundred and thirty fourth spots in the shortest service life league at 25 years 2 month are D13 (45001), D37 (45009), D61 (45112), D62 (45143), D130 (45148)
    D13 was the third of the uprated BR/Sulzer Type 4's. It was released from Derby Works and entered traffic in November 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. At the beginning of February 1961 D13 moved to Sheffield Darnall for two months before moving on to Leeds Neville Hill. Whilst at Darnall D13 was used in a series of tests on the East Coast Main Line and Lincolnshire to establish load classification for freight train working for the new diesel locomotives. In July 1962 it transferred to Derby followed by a transfer to Cricklewood two months later. It was back allocated to Derby in March 1963 moving to Toton in November 1964 where it would remain for just under a year before migrating to Leeds Holbeck for a two year stay. At the beginning of 1968 it transferred back to Toton returning in October 1971 to Holbeck. May 1978 would see 45001 transferred to York followed by a transfer to Tinsley a year later. Its final transfer was in January 1982 to Toton from where it was withdrawn four years later in January 1986. 45001 was broken up by MC Metals, Glasgow during November 1988.
    D37 was built at Derby Works entering traffic in July 1961. It was initially allocated to Derby MPD and was one of nine Peaks (D33 - D42) transferred to the ex Midland Railway MPD at Bristol Barrow Road during October 1961 (though servicing was carried out at the recently opened Bath Road diesel depot) as replacements for Barrow Road’s Stanier Jubilee 4-6-0’s to cover four passenger diagrams between Bristol/Cardiff and Newcastle/Edinburgh and the majority of the fast freights between Bristol and Birmingham. It returned to the London Midland Region in January 1966 for Midland Main Line duties and in November 1973 it was transferred to Holbeck. After five and a half years at Holbeck it transferred in May 1979 to Tinsley and its final transfer was in November 1984 to Toton. After twenty five years service 45009 was withdrawn from Toton in September 1986 and was acquired by Holbeck for use as a training locomotive for the depots fitters. This eventually ended and 45009 was broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester in August 1988.
    D61 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 D61 was delivered during March 1962, allocated to Derby MPD. It was named Royal Army Ordnance Corps at Derby Works on the 14th September 1965. In 1974 it was fitted with electric train heating and became 45112. After twenty five years service 45112 would fall victim to the large class 45/1 fleet reduction that took place in May 1987 when twelve were condemned (almost 25% of the peaks modified with electric train heating). However 45112 escaped being broken up and was bought for preservation. Restored and based at Bury on the East Lancashire Railway during the 1990’s by 2001 it was active on the main line. This spell of main line running came to an end in at the beginning of 2008 and since August 2008 it has been stored at Knottingley MPD followed by Barrow Hill and is currently (February 2020) stored at Burton.
    Built at Crewe Works D62 entered traffic in March 1962 allocated to Derby, at the start of a career that would last just over twenty five years, most of which would consist of charging up and down the Midland Main Line. It was named 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragon Guards in the early 1960’s. Originally fitted with a steam heating boiler this was removed when D62 was fitted with electric train heating equipment and renumbered 45143 during a classified repair at Derby Works in November 1974. On the 12th June 1985 in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, in which the 5th Dragon Guards fought, a specially prepared (by Toton) 45143 arrived at Waterloo on the 05.48 ex Exeter. With the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragon Guards regimental band entertaining the crowds, the Duchess of Westminster renamed the locomotive with '5th Royal Inniskilling Dragon Guards 1685-1985. After the ceremony 45143 worked the 13.10 Waterloo – Exeter. It would fall victim to the large class 45/1 fleet reduction that took place in May 1987 when twelve were condemned (almost 25% of the peaks modified with electric train heating). After lingering almost seven years at March 45143 eventually reached MC Metals, Glasgow and was broken up in March 1994.
    D130 was built at Crewe Works and entered traffic in December 1961. It was to spend virtually its whole career on Midland Main Line duties being initially allocated to Derby, followed by Toton in 1966 where it would remain until its final transfer to Tinsley in November 1986. It was one of fifty Peaks selected in the first half of the 1970’s to lose their train heating boiler for electric train heating becoming 45148 in January 1975. Its career as a Tinsley engine was brief as it was withdrawn in February 1987 and moved to March for storage. In 1989 it was one of six Peaks (45111/25/26/36/46/48) transferred from March to Egginton to be used as dead-load vehicles by the Research Department at Mickleover. Eventually three years later 45148 had made its way to MC Metals at Glasgow, were it was broken up in April 1992

    45001 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/25041483995/
    45001 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/47193995892/
    45009 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/13373762635/
    45009 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/7744662262/
    45112 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5774504729/
    45112 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/9685133930/
    45112 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8237404706/
    45112 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/8226603302/
    45143 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/14454440858/
    45143 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/6850190321/
    45143 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/27962061497/
    45148 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/5538256038/
    45148 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/15976120204/
    45148 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/pics-by-john/29600105363/

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