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Hunslet, 'Laura' at Booths Scrapyard.5 viewsOn an otherwise dull winter morning, a brief patch of sunlight illuminates the red livery on Hunslet 0-6-0, 'Laura', at Booths Scrapyard, Rotherham on the 12th February 2011.
Wabtec Sentinel 0-4-0 at Long Marston.2 viewsBuilt by Sentinel in 1962, works number 10137, this 0-4-0 diesel had become a hire loco for Wabtec, numbered H013. The loco was in store at Long Marston on September 12th 2010.
Ex BR Class 03, D2024 at Teesport.4 viewsTeesport No.4, was former BR Class 03, D2024, seen at Middlesborough Docks on the 11th July 1982. Originally withdrawn from BR service in 1971, the locomotive is now preserved on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
Ex BR Class 04, D2267/Ford No.1 at Swindon Works.5 viewsIn the famous Swindon Works A shop, Former BR Class 04 Drewry Shunter, D2267 was at the works for attention in July 1977. After being withdrawn from BR service in 1971, the loco became Ford Motor Company No.1 at Dagenham in Essex. The loco passed into preservation in 1998, but was scrapped in 2000.

Class 10, D3452 at Fowey Docks.3 viewsSixteen Years after being withdrawn from BR service, a rather work weary looking D3452 shunts Clayhood Wagons at Fowey Docks in May 1984. The loco still carried BR livery, emblems & numbers. The China Clay was bound for the ship in the background.
Hibberd Planet Loco at Taylor Bros, Sandiacre.3 viewsThe small 4-wheel Hibberd Planet Diesel Locomotive, Works number 3884 built in 1958 was parked for the weekend in the yard of Taylor Bros of Sandiacre on August 16th 1981. The loco had been registered by the British Transport Commission for running over BR tracks in 1964 - (3028). Notice the elaborate shed for housing the rail mounted crane and the stack of new point/crossing timbers at the end of the yard.
Fowler 0-4-0 Diesel 4210140 at the Texaco Sales Terminal, Granton Edinburgh.3 viewsA quiet Sunday afternoon at the Texaco Fuel Sales Terminal at Granton, Edinburgh with the resident Fowler 0-4-0 Diesel Shunter and four TTA Tank Wagons on July 20th 1981. The diesel was a 150hp machine, works number 4210140 dating from 1958. Access to such installations in those days was usually not a problem, the owners welcoming an interest in an often ignored part of the railway system. The locomotive passed to the SRPS in 1984 and is now part of the collection at Bo'ness.
Drewry Shunter 'Kathleen Nichols' at Birkenhead Docks.0 viewsThe Rea Bulk Handling Company operated a small fleet of diesel shunters for use on the dock system at Birkenhead which also included duties at the Bidston Ore Terminal. Near to Duke Street Wharf on Sunday 9th August 1981 was 'Kathleen Nichols', a 135hp 0-4-0 built by the Drewry Company in 1963, works number 2724. All around is the now lost world of the working port at Birkenhead.

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GKN 0-6-0 370 Cardiff Steel (Tremorfa).0 viewsWith the barriers down across a public road, GKN 370 a Yorkshire Engine Company 0-6-0 shunter - 'Carlisle' (2755/1959), transfers a load of glowing furnace waste in the Tremorfa Steel Works complex on June 28th 1981. The locomotive started life with the Port of London Authority but as the London Docks contracted the fleet were sold on. The heat from the load in those battered ex BR 16 Tom Mineral Wagons was quite intense!Mar 01, 2015
Barclay Fireless 'Lord Ashfield' at Kearsley Power Station.0 viewsOn the evening of May 13th 1982, redundant CEGB North West Area locomotives were in secure storage at the mothballed Kearsley power station between Bolton & Manchester. 'Lord Ashfield' had come from the closed Fleetwood power station. The fireless locomotive was built by Andrew Barclay of Kilmarnock in 1931, (Works Number 1989) and went new to Brimsdown power station in East London. It was transferred to Fleetwood in 1975. It is now preserved in the SRPS museum at Bo'ness.Oct 11, 2014
Fowler Diesel at Kearsley Power Station.0 viewsA woebegone looking John Fowler 0-4-0 diesel shunter (Works Number JF4210078/1952) was sandwiched between a pair of internal user ex BR Mineral Wagons at the mothballed Kearsley power station on May 13th 1982. The loco was in secure storage along with other CEGB North West area locomotives from power stations that had closed. The wagon on the left appears to be a makeshift overhead line vehicle for the 500v system at Kearsley, not too sure if it would pass todays H&S culture!Oct 11, 2014
Ex BR Class 05s, D2587 & D2595 at Kearsley Power Station.0 viewsWith the structures of the mothballed power station at Kearsley as a backdrop, Ex BR Class 05 diesel shunters that had been CEGB Numbers 1 & 2 from Chadderton power station, were stored with other redundant CEGB North West Area locomotives on the evening of May 13th 1982. The power station opened in 1929 and closed in October 1980, Everything has since been demolished and cleared, and housing now covers the area.Oct 11, 2014

Kearsley Power Station.0 viewsIn the fading light of a Spring evening on May 13th 1982, stored CEGB locomotives were gathered at Kearsley Power Station near Bolton. The power station was mothballed and the 500v system that connected the power station to the Manchester-Bolton line was redundant. Electric loco No.2 that had been one of the exhibits at Rainhill in 1980 was stood with ex BR Class 05s that had come from the power station at nearby Chadderton. The locos were formerly numbered D2587 & D2595.
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Kearsley Power Station No.2 at Rainhill.0 viewsIn a quiet corner of the events field at Rainhill on May 26th 1980, Kearsley Power Station electric loco No.2 had been given a garish livery and was promoting the CEGB. The loco was surrounded by various gems of the then British Motor Industry, a Ford Cortina, a Vauxhall Chevette and an Austin Allegro, which was only two years old at the time, but looks as though it already has a rising tide of black underseal!Oct 11, 2014
A565 Derby Road, Liverpool.0 viewsAt the corner of Derby Road and Bankfield Street in the Liverpool Dockland area, there is a static mounted Diesel Shunter. It carries no identification, but appears to be a Ruston & Hornsby 88DS type. It is a visual reminder that there were once two major railway freight yards adjacent to this location. The LNWR had its Canada Dock Goods Yard, and the L&Y had Bankfield Goods. Both locations were very busy up to the 1960s, and they both had access to the MD&HB system running to the west along Regent Road.Jun 23, 2014
Drewry Shunter 'Pegasus' at Birkenhead Docks.0 viewsOperated by the Rea Bulk Handling Company, 'Pegasus' a 150hp Drewry 0-4-0 built at Vulcan Foundry in 1949, Works number 2270, was stabled close to the junction of Corporation Road and Duke Street at Birkenhead Docks on August 9th 1981. In the left background are the offices of the Blue Funnel Line and just visible on the left is a bogie bolster wagon, all part the scene of the then busy working port - now all history.Apr 06, 2014

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