British Rail Class 17 Clayton D8558
British Rail Class 17 Clayton D8558 somewhere ? Unfortunately there is no information with this photograph but I'm guessing its Scotland late 1960's. Any help with the location greatly received. This Pic is part of a collection from the 1960's & 1970's. They are all prints of various sizes with some colour and some black & white with almost half having written details on the rear. The photographs were purchased as a set some time ago and after spending some time cleaning the images up I now…
"You Need a Wash!"
The Guard chats to the Secondman of an incredibly filthy 55013 THE BLACK WATCH before leaving Paragon station with 1A18 12:34 Hull - King's Cross on 9th January 1981. Zenit EM f/8 125th/sec Ektachrome 400 For everything you ever wanted to know about these magnificent machines, go to www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/
English Electric 1000HP Type 1 Bo-Bo no. D8123 on Polmadie Shed. 15th July 1965 A higher resolution scan of a Kodachrome II slide that I had previously posted at much lower definition.
58008 Crewe Works 2.6.84
58008 at Crewe Works open day on the 2nd June 1984. Following completion at BREL Doncaster Works in December 1983 58008 was allocated to Toton TMD, however was dispatched to Coalville for crew training and did not return to Toton until February 1984. The loco was put to store during November 1999.
50007 (ex D407) 'Sir Edward Elgar' at Crewe Works on 2nd June 1984. Built at the English Electric Vulcan Foundry and delivered on 12th March 1968. Named 'Hercules' at Laira Depot on 6th April 1978 to 1984 then named 'Sir Edward Elgar' by Simon Rattle at Paddington Stn on 25th April 1984. Withdrawn on 31st March 1994 and now preserved by Bowden Rail at Washford Heath. (P.Wormstone)
Class 45 "Peak" diesels Nos 76 and 100 "Sherwood Forester"
If you like "Peak" diesels, then here is a sight to please you at Leicester London Road station on September 1 1972. I caught a train at Derby headed by ex-works Class 45 No 76 (left). It was quite a surprise when we reached Leicester and No 76 was removed, to be replaced for the journey southwards by sister engine No 100 'Sherwood Forester'. This engine was also ex-works. Copyright John Evans, no unauthorised copying or use.