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Staveley Barrow Hill

Shed Information

Date Shed Closed to Steam: 04/10/1965

OS Map Ref: SK41237545

 

1948 or First Allocation from Staveley Barrow Hill - Total 74

 

41528
41529
41534
41708
41710
41711
41747
41749

41752
41753
41763
41803
41804
43224
43234
43240

43242
43252
43292
43294
43297
43298
43299
43309

43310
43386
43515
43524
43546
43575
43751
43809

43857
43862
43863
43886
43993
44066
44070
44104

44122
44129
44147
44154
44182
44590
47424
47455

47625
47626
47627
47628
48053
48054
48111
48120

48122
48134
48195
48210
48213
48332
48341
48346

48493
48537 g
48538 g
48539 g
48544 g
48604 h
48609 h
48652 h

48663 h
48686 h


Locos Withdrawn from Staveley Barrow Hill - Total 107

 

lms 1755
lms 1802
41529
41531
41706
41711
41739
41749
41752
41769
41777

41803
41875
43037
43059
43062
43067
43080
43085
43090
43092
43111

43127
43143
43144
43148
43153
43157
43159
43161
43224
43297
43298

43299
43310
43386
43515
43524
43546
43575
43605
43631
43711
43729

43828
43844
43863
43869
43882
43886
43889
43900
43920
43946
43993

44010
44036
44066
44070
44071
44088
44089
44104
44128
44129
44147

44205
44212
44249
44267
44287
44371
44404
44437
44475
44482
44518

44535
44568
44573
44590
44606
47221
90084
90085
90121
90188
90225

90227
90266
90306
90340
90368
90383
90419
90474
90491
90496
90509

90519
90521
90544
90567
90573
90579
90668
90730


Locos 1948 or First Allocation and Withdrawn from Staveley Barrow Hill - Total 24

 

41529
41711
41749

41752
41803
43224

43297
43298
43299

43310
43386
43515

43524
43546
43575

43863
43886
43993

44066
44070
44104

44129
44147
44590


Images for Staveley Barrow Hill Shed

BR Clayton Diesel Class 17 Nos. D8614 at Barrow Hill Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 19/12/1965
Date Uploaded 26/08/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Philip Robinson
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A line of BR Clayton Diesel Class 17, Nos. D8614, D8607, D8616 and D8605, nearly new ex-Gorton in storage at Barrow Hill shed on 19 September 1965. D8614 was built by Beyer Peacock Ltd. on 11 February 1965, D8607 was built by Beyer Peacock Ltd. on 16 October 1964, D8616 was built by Beyer Peacock Ltd. on 10 March 1965, D8605 was built by Beyer Peacock Ltd. on 1 October 1964.

D8614 was withdrawn on 5 October 1971 and cut up at BREL Works Glasgow in December 1972, D8607 was withdrawn on 5 October 1971 and cut up by J Cashmore Great Bridge in August 1975, D8616 was withdrawn on 21 September 1971 and cut up by J Cashmore Great Bridge in August 1975, D8605 was withdrawn on 28 October 1968 and cut up by A Draper, Hull in June 1970.

The British Rail Class 17 (also known as the Clayton Type 1) was a class of 117 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives built 19621965 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.


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