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EE Type 4 Class 40 40012 (D212, 97407) at Sheffield on 05 July 1984

EE Type 4 Class 40 40012 (D212, 97407) at Sheffield on 05 July 1984

Built at the EE Vulcan Foundry in June 1959, here Carlisle Kingmoor KD TMD allocated 40012 double heads with 25293 an up block train of bogie BOC tankers. This was a frequent combination of motive power at this time for these workings over the Trans Pennine route. Eventually withdrawn in April 1986, it passed into preservation with the Class 40 Appeal Group.

The loco wears an unofficial replica nameplate of its original "Aureol" name.
This refers to the halo depicted on saints and the deity, the name was twinned with the ocean liner of the same name, belonging to the Elder Dempster line, whose sailings to and from Liverpool were served by Class 40 hauled Ocean Liner expresses.

Date Photo Taken 05/07/1984
Uploaded 11/12/2016
This is a RailUK Member Submitted Photo
Image Owner/Copyright Peter Hoggan
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