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Does anyone know which loco this is? GWR Class 5643 taken in the top yard at Barry, Woodham Brothers scrapyard on 16th August 1966
Now identified as GWR Class 5600 0-6-2T No. 5643
PC Tops the original PC based database system for keeping track of loco, unit, coach and wagon numbers, along with the ability to record sightings has now been resurrected as on-line web based system and due to completely go live at the end of April.
First produced for use with MS DOS using 5¼ and 3½ floppy disks in 1988, it progressed through various stages to Windows 3.1/Windows XP using hard disks, to this latest internet based system. Over the past 20 years, the original system has been purchased by over 2,500 users, maintaining its position as the market leader over these years while other similar systems came and went.
Free data conversion of all sightings data for existing users who have the PC TOPS desktop application
June 1963: The first Bulleid Pacifics were withdrawn along with a further two Coronation Class Pacifics. Kings Cross shed was closed, then Crewe Gresty Lane, Hellifield and Carlisle Canal sheds were closed on June 17th, 50 years ago today! Carlisle Canal was my local shed, living within 10 minutes walk.
I have fond poignant memories of seeing 'Scotts', Glens' and other varied North British locos there, along with the infamous four Canal A3s that were so elusive on the East Coast main line. In later years, A4s were also to become a common sight; one Sunday there were three on shed.
I have created a photo gallery of Carlisle Canal Shed through the years for users to peruse. Also new on the site, is a 'Timeline' section which contains railway information for particular years and months e.g.; June 1963 can be found here.