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N 5 B 3.6K C 1 E Oct 17, 2021 F Oct 18, 2021
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This digitally-coloured image is based on an original monochrome from an unknown source (please let me know if you are able to prove copyright). I have little information about the subject but it is clearly one of the small 200hp diesel shunters built by the North British Locomotive Company of Glasgow in 1960. Similar 2767, which is preserved on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway in Scotland, lasted only seven years in BR service before sale to an industrial user (11-Oct-10).

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Tags:   British Railways digitally-coloured diesel shunter North British Locomotive Company D2727

N 5 B 3.5K C 0 E Sep 20, 2009 F Oct 18, 2021
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The combination of steam-age Brunswick green and the modernisation era 'arrow of indecision' and 'TOPS' data panel may seem rather incongruous, but a lot of locomotives ran like this for several years. When I photographed D2044 in the civil engineer's sidings at Etherley (Witton Park on the current day Weardale Railway) in the early 1970s, it was one of Darlington's allocation of 204hp Class 03 diesel-mechanical shunters. That picture isn't good enough to reproduce but it has enabled me to prepare this digital representation although, in truth, the actual locomotive was quite work stained. I recall thinking at the time that the 28 mph maximum speed must have been a handicap on refuelling and changeover trips to and from Darlington, but that's faster than the currently permitted 25mph over the preserved part of the line (19-Mar-10).

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Tags:   Class 03 British Rail diesel shunter D2044

N 1 B 207 C 0 E Sep 2, 2021 F Oct 17, 2021
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The second batch of Class 24s and first batch of Class 25s featured roof-mounted route indicator boxes without the air horns of the later Class 25s. No examples of this body style have been preserved; this digital representation is based on preserved D5054, photographed running in tandem with the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s D5209 at Oxenhope in 1984. In addition to the roof indicator box, other changes include re-positioned tail lights and removal of the head code discs (17-Oct-21).

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Tags:   British Railways Class 24/1 BR Type 2 diesel locomotive D5149

N 2 B 202 C 0 E Oct 15, 2021 F Oct 17, 2021
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The Class 25/0 was visually identical to the 24/1, and the subsequent 25/2 differed only by virtue of the air horns incorporated either side of the cab-top route indicator boxes. No examples of Classes 24/1 or 25/0 survive in preservation and this digital representation is based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s Class 25/1. Like the latter, it features electric train heating (ETH) jumpers that would not have been original features (but which would have been difficult to remove from the image). The 25/0 were fitted with steam heating boilers that were subsequently isolated; it is unlikely that any were ETH-fitted whilst in BR ownership. This example is depicted in plain green livery (no off-white band) with full yellow ends (17-Oct-21).

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Tags:   British Railways BR Type 2 diesel locomotive D5155 Class 25/1

N 4 B 286 C 0 E Sep 10, 2021 F Oct 16, 2021
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Class 27 comprised 69 diesel locomotives built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company (BRCW) during 1961 and 1962. They were a development of the earlier Class 26 with 1,250hp Sulzer power units (both were classified as BRCW Type 2s). Originally widely dispersed between Glasgow Eastfield, Thornaby and London Cricklewood depots, the whole class was subsequently concentrated in Scotland, where - with the earlier Class 26s - they formed the backbone of West Highland services for many years. The last example was withdrawn in 1987. Several examples survive in preservation but, as far as I’m aware, this green livery with full yellow ends is not represented. For the record, this digital representation is based on preserved 27001 and 26007 photographed at Oxenhope on the Keighley & worth Valley Railway (16-Oct-21).

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Tags:   British Railways BRCW Type 2 diesel locomotive D5347 Class 27/0


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