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Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1579 (47459) at Darlington Bank Top Station 1965
A pensive looking trainspotter schoolboy wearing his school uniform, poses as his photo is taken by the cab of a diesel loco at Darlington Bank Top Station on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965. He wears a peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, blazer (with a notebook in the pocket) and short trousers.
The loco, Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1579, was later to be renumbered as Class 47/4 47459, built at Crewe works in May 1964, withdrawn 25th March 1992 and scrapped at Booth-Roe Metals, Rotherham 7th May 1993.
Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.
This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear
Map Co-ordinates Latitude 54.518983 : Longitude -1.546792
Date Photo Taken 18/04/1965
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Diesel/Electric Loco Information for Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1579 (47459) at Darlington Bank Top Station 1965 - Low Resolution Image
Diesel/Electric Loco Class Information for Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1579 (47459) at Darlington Bank Top Station 1965 - Low Resolution Image
Station Information for Brush Type 4 Class 47 No. D1579 (47459) at Darlington Bank Top Station 1965 - Low Resolution Image
|Steve said on the 07/04/2015: |
Was he having a bad day?
Or did he dislike diesels?
|Steve said on the 08/10/2015: |
No wonder he looked sad: judging by previous pictures he had been allowed to wear long trousers "off duty" for a year or two, so he probably found shorts quite demeaning. I did, when I changed schools at 13 having been in long trousers for two years..
|Stephen Town said on the 01/04/2017: |
As another Steve said a couple of years back, he certainly looks somewhat sad. Personally, I think he looks smart but as he looks about 15/16 is probably not best pleased to still be wearing short trousers at his age. Of course if all his peers were similarly attired it wouldn't have been a problem.
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