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OS Map Ref: NZ46051850

 

Locos Withdrawn from Thornaby - Total 19

 

60960
61844

64725
64730

64757
64758

64821
64845

64870
65734

69830
69831

69834
69842

90022
90027

90048
90446

90603

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BRC&W Co Type 2 Class 27 No. D5378 (27031) at Thornaby Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
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Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company Type 2 No. D5378, later to become Class 27 27031, at Thornaby Shed 51L on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965.

A schoolboy trainspotter scuttles by the end of the loco. He is wearing a school uniform of peaked school cap, blazer, short trousers and knee socks, with an army style knapsack on his back. Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


English Electric Type 3 Class 37 No. D6760 (37060 37705) at Thornaby Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 28/07/1963
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English Electric Type 3 Class 37 No. D6760 at Thrornaby Shed 51L on 28 July 1963. The loco will eventually be renumbered to Class 37/0 37060, then Class 37/7 37705, withdrawn in February 2007.

Two trainspotters David Matthews and Geoff Hamsher, pose beside the loco. One is wearing a sheepskin jacket and slacks, carrying a BOAC bag. The other wears a anorak and long trousers.


English Electric Type 3 Class 37 No. D6760 (37060 37705) at Thornaby Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
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English Electric Type 3 No. D6760 at Thornaby Shed 51L on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965, later to renumbered as Class 37/0 37060, then Class 37/7 37705. To the right is BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5153, later to be renumbered as Class 25 No. 25003. To the left is English Electric Type 4 No. D399, later to be renumbered as Class 40 No. 40199.

A trainspotter walks between the locos wearing a school uniform of peaked school cap, blazer, short trousers and knee socks. Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


BRC&W Co Type 2 Class 27 No. D5378 (27031) at Thornaby Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
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Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company Type 2 No. D5378, later to become Class 27 27031, at Thornaby Shed 51L on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965. To the left is English Electric Type 4 No. D399, later to be renumbered as Class 40 No. 40199 and on the far left is English Electric Type 3 No. D6760 with a brake tender, later to renumbered as Class 37/7 37705.

A schoolboy trainspotter walks gingerly across the tracks towards the locos. He is wearing a school uniform of peaked school cap, blazer, short trousers and knee socks, with an army style knapsack on his back. Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


BR Clayton Diesel Class 17 No. D8588 at Thornaby Shed 1964
Date Photo Taken: 04/1964
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Nearly new BR Clayton Diesel Class 17 No. D8588 at Thornaby Shed 51L in April 1964. Nearly new BR Clayton Diesel Class 17 No. D8588 at Thornaby Shed 51L in April 1964. Built by Beyer Peacock Ltd. on 20th March 1964, it was withdrawn on 4th October 1971 and cut up at BREL Glasgow works in July 1973.

The British Rail Class 17 (also known as the Clayton Type 1) was a class of 117 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives built 1962–1965 by Clayton Equipment Company and their sub-contractor Beyer, Peacock & Co., for British Railways (BR). Following problems with the single-cabbed pilot scheme Type 1 locomotives, the Class 17s were designed with a centre cab and low bonnets to maximise visibility for the driver. The low engine covers required the use of two Paxman 6ZHXL six-cylinder horizontal engines and these gave unreliable performance even after extensive modifications. The class proved to be one of the least successful of the Type 1s. Withdrawals took place from the late 1960s to 1971, some locomotives having a working life of less than five years. Several were sold to industrial users, but only one has been preserved.

Withdrawals began in July 1968 and the final locomotives were withdrawn in December 1971. The Class 17s had by far the shortest lives of any significant BR diesel-electric locomotive design, with many examples having a working life of less than five years. Most had been scrapped by the end of 1975, but at this time the possibility of converting 9 of the remaining locos to battery operation was mooted. This came to nothing, and although D8521 and D8598 enjoyed a brief reprieve by being sent to Derby Research Centre; one as mobile power plant and the other on test trains, both were withdrawn in 1978 and subsequently scrapped.

After withdrawal in 1971, D8568 went on to see industrial use at Hemelite, Hemel Hempstead and at Ribblesdale Cement, Clitheroe, and was then secured for preservation. In 2013 it was based at the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway, Oxfordshire.

A trainspotter leans out of the cab wearing his school uniform of long trousers, shirt, pullover and blazer with his notebook in the blazer pocket.


BRC&W Co Type 2 Class 27 No. D5377 (27030) at Thornaby Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
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Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company Type 2 No. D5377, later to become Class 27 27030, inside Thornaby Shed 51L on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965, showing signs of collision damage which has been repaired.

A schoolboy trainspotter walks past the loco. He is wearing a school uniform of peaked school cap, blazer, short trousers and knee socks, with an army style knapsack on his back. Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


English Electric Type 3 Class 37 No. D6769 (37069) at Thornaby Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 28/07/1963
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English Electric Type 3 No. D6769 at Thornaby Shed 51L on 28th July 1963, later to renumbered as Class 37/0 37069. To the right is BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5164, later to be renumbered as Class 25 No. 25014.


Thornaby Shed Maintenance Area 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
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A view of the maintenance area of Thornaby Shed 51L on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965. In view under repair are an English Electric Type 3, BR Sulzer Type 2 and an Ivatt 2-6-0. A schoolboy trainspotter in school uniform of peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, blazer, short trousers and knee socks, looks towards the camera. Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


Thornaby Shed with EE Type 3 and EE Type 4 1964
Date Photo Taken: 04/1964
Date Uploaded 22/06/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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A view of the inside of Thornaby Shed 51L in April 1964. In view are an English Electric Type 3 and English Electric Type 4.

Two trainspotters wander through the shed. One wears an anorak and jeans, the other wearing a jacket and trousers, takes a photo.



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