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31 205 makes a spirited exit from Birmingham New Street station with the 12.36 Birmingham - Norwich on 22nd Aug 1978.

31 205 makes a spirited exit from Birmingham New Street station with the Birmingham - Norwich on Aug

Brush Type 4 Co-Co diesel electric locomotive number D1733 in 1964 with British Rail's XP64 experimental passenger train. The train was made up of eight Mark 1 coaches, prototypes for the new Mark 2 carriage design. The loco was  painted in an experimental livery of turquoise blue and ivory with yellow warning panels on the front. The new British Rail double arrow symbol appeared on the cab sides. The Brush Type 4 locomotive later became known as the Class 47 and D1733 was renumbered 47853.

“First outing for Gerry Barney's new British Rail symbol somewhere in Derbyshire in April don't think this was the final blue tho

#British Rail class 24 diesel locomotive 5081, Ramsbottom. 2012Please Like Thanks

British Rail Class 24 Diesel Locomotive no.

c.01/1993 - Crewe. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

DVT 82131 at the rear of a down WCML express at Crewe - The actual date the image was made is unknown;

Taken from BR's publicity during the 1960s is this Blue Train at an unknown Scottish station. Following the serious reliability issues that clouded the electrification for the first 18 months, suburban Glasgow has benefited massively and now 2.5 million homes are served by the scheme. #train

Taken from BR's publicity during the 1960s is this Blue Train at an unknown Scottish station. Following the serious reliability issues that clouded the electrification for the first 18 months, suburban Glasgow has benefited massively and now 2.5 million homes are served by the scheme. #train

BRITISH RAIL CLASS 260, named Lion, was a prototype Type 4 mainline diesel locomotive built in 1962 by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, in association with Sulzer and Associated Electrical Industries, at their Smethwick works in Birmingham to demonstrate their wares to British Railways. The locomotive’s number was derived from its works number, DEL260.

BRITISH RAIL CLASS 260, named Lion, was a prototype Type 4 mainline diesel locomotive built in 1962 by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, in association with Sulzer and Associated Electrical Industries, at their Smethwick works in Birmingham to demonstrate their wares to British Railways. The locomotive’s number was derived from its works number, DEL260.

D6330 and another unidentified Class 22 at Plymouth Laira sometime in 1968-69. Built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow and delivered on 23rd July 1960. Initially withdrawn in Oct 1968 but after a year in store at Laira, was reinstated in Sept 1969. Finally withdrawn on 23rd Sept 1971 and cut up at Swindon Works in June 1972. (Fred Castor)

and another unidentified Class 22 at Plymouth Laira sometime in

Brush D0280 'Falcon' at Kings Cross 1962 Rail Photo

Brush Falcon at Kings Cross 1962 Rail Photo

As railway buffs here tonight will also know, Deltic diesel engines powered English Electric’s 3 300 bhp prototype Deltic locomotive from 1955 and a production class of 22 improved locomotives which worked on the East Coast Main Line from Edinburgh to King’s Cross from 1961 to 1982.  By then however, the leading edge of marine propulsion had moved on to gas turbine and nuclear propulsion.

As railway buffs here tonight will also know, Deltic diesel engines powered…

At Crewe Works following overhaul and with the paint barely dry, English Electric Type 4 diesel electric Class 40 No. 212 'Aureol' awaits duty at Crewe Diesel Depot on 26th May 1971. New from Vulcan Foundry in May 59 and first allocated to Willesden, it was named at Liverpool Riverside Station on 20th September 1960. It became No. 40012 and later became Departmental No. 97407. Withdrawn from Longsight in April 1986, the loco is now preserved at the Midland Railway Centre. (Derek Jones)

Railway Herald :: Imaging Centre :: 212 at Crewe Diesel Depot

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