Martyn Hilbert's Railway Photography

Home > BR Blues

Albums

IMG_0099_28Large29~0.jpg
307 files, last one added on Dec 10, 2015
1 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - BR Blues

IMG_0023_28800x36829.jpg
Class 47, 47205 at Exminster.12 views47205, heads a mixed freight eastbound at Exminster on the evening of 29th May 1981. The train includes a former GWR Siphon van, being used for Enparts - Locomotive spares being moved between Depots & Main Works, and Clayhood Wagons, carrying China Clay from Cornwall. The signalmans Morris Marina is parked by the down loop.
IMG_0033_28800x53729.jpg
Deltic 55010 at Doncaster Works.6 viewsWhat a way to treat a legend.......... An open day was arranged at Doncaster Works on the 27th February 1982, when all the surviving Deltics were on display in the works yard. Amongst the crowds was 55010-'The Kings Own Scottish Borderer', the first Deltic to reach 2 million miles in January 1973. The loco presented a sorry sight, work stained, shorn of nameplates and with rust patches erupting through the paintwork. 55010 was withdrawn from service on Christmas Eve 1981, and was scrapped in May 1982.
IMG_0018_28800x48529.jpg
Class 08 Snowplough conversion at Wath.7 viewsFormerly Class 08, 08119, this locomotive was withdrawn from service in February 1977 and converted into a non-powered Snowplough, renumbered ADB968011 and seen stabled at Wath Depot in September 1978. Several Class 08s were similarly converted, they were not a success, and all were withdrawn in 1979. ADB968011 was scrapped in 1980.
IMG_0018_28Custom29~0.jpg
31124 at Reading.8 views31124 digs in at Reading as its heads a lengthy train of empty newspaper vans bound for Old Oak Common in June 1979.

IMG_0089_28Custom29~1.jpg
Class 127 DMU M51636 at St Pancras.4 viewsAll change at London St Pancras in April 1980. A service from Bedford has arrived formed of two, 8-Car Class 127 'Red Triangle' DMU sets, with Driving Motor Brake Second, M51636 bringing up the rear complete with an oil tail lamp. St Pancras was undergoing a major upheaval in readiness for the forthcoming Bed-Pan Electrification Scheme which would see the end of the 1959 Derby built Diesel Hydraulic DMUs in favour of new Class 317 EMUs.
IMG_0095_28Custom29~1.jpg
Class 47, 47426 at Kirkham North Junction.4 viewsClass 47, 47426 takes the station avoiding line at Kirkham North Junction whilst working the Saturdays Only Blackpool North to Glasgow Central service on September 24th 1988. Stabled in the sidings are a rake of 'Turbot' departmental ballast/spoil wagons.
IMG_0025_28Custom29~4.jpg
20199, 20028 & 20198 at Dundee.3 viewsProving that recessions are nothing new, surplus Class 20s were stored surplus to requirements in the NCL warehouse at Dundee on July 20th 1981. This was a period when industry was contracting and work for locos such as these was drying-up. All the locos here eventually returned to traffic, 20199 was eventually withdrawn in 1990, 20028 and 20198 being withdrawn in 1991. All have since been scrapped.
IMG_0037_28Custom29~4.jpg
46001 at Newquay.1 viewsOn a perfect Summers evening, a rather woe-begone looking 46001 awaits departure from Newquay with a local service to Plymouth formed of 5 MkI coaches on July 23rd 1980. 46001 was new from Derby Works in October 1961 as D138. The loco was withdrawn from service on December 14th 1980, just shy of 5 months after this image was recorded. The loco was scrapped at Swindon Works in July 1982.

Last additions - BR Blues

IMG_0099_28Large29~0.jpg
37013 at Farington Curve Junction.0 views37013 trundles along the Up Slow as it approaches Farington Curve Junction whilst working the Saturday only Blackpool North to Sheffield formed of Mark 1 stock on August 13th 1983. This was a time-honoured Summer service that ran out and back on a Saturday running via East Lancashire and Copy Pit.
Dec 10, 2015
IMG_0046_28Large29.jpg
08954 at Plymouth.2 viewsWith the roof tops of Plymouth as a backdrop, 08954 was shunting parcel and mail vans at Plymouth station on July 26th 1980. This was a time-honoured scene at all major stations - now sadly consigned to history. The 08 was new from Darington Works in October 1962 numbered D4184, its first home was at Ebbw Junction (86A) and it was tranferred to Laira (84A) in May 1971.Nov 07, 2015
IMG_0044_28Large29.jpg
47033 arrives at Dawlish.1 views47033 and its 6-coach train of Mark 1 coaches has emerged from Kennaway Tunnel and is running alongside a busy looking Marine Parade, as it arrives at Dawlish whilst working a Paignton to Exeter St Davids local stopping service on April 8th 1980.Nov 07, 2015
IMG_0053_28Large29.jpg
Class 45 45005 passes Dawlish Warren.2 viewsOn a rather overcast 8th April 1980, 45005 accelerates a lengthy NE/SW service made up of MkI stock on the Down through road at Dawlish Warren. With mechanical signalling and plenty of loco-hauled trains - Happy Days!Oct 02, 2015

IMG_0022_28Large29.jpg
Class 25, 25221 at Wigan Springs Branch.3 viewsWithdrawn Class 25 25221 pokes out from under Warrington Road bridge at the side of Wigan Springs Branch Depot on June 30th 1984. 25221 was originally D7571, built at Derby Works in 1963, it was withdrawn in January 1984 and after lanquishing for a while at Wigan, was scrapped at Swindon Works in 1986.Mar 08, 2015
IMG_0101_28Large29.jpg
08457 at Rugby.1 viewsOn a damp May 17th 1981, 08457 spends Sunday Afternoon sheltering in one of the bay platforms under the LNWR overall roof at Rugby.Mar 08, 2015
IMG_0002_28Large29.jpg
Class 40, 40082 at Northwich Depot.6 viewsOn a damp 9th September 1984, 40082 was stabled outside Northwich Depot between duties. The loco was new from Vulcan Foundry at Newton-Le-Willows in June 1960 as D282. Its first allocation was at York (50A). It spent 13 years as an Eastern Region machine before being transferred to the London Midland Region in 1973. 40082 was withdrawn from service due to power unit damage in November 1984 and was scrapped at Crewe Works in January 1986.
Mar 01, 2015
IMG_0138_28Custom29.jpg
Class 306 EMUs at Leicester (GC).2 viewsDating from 1949, former Liverpool St-Shenfield Class 306 EMUs, 055, 033, 083 & 078 wait at the entrance to Vic Berrys Scrapyard at Leicester on July 19th 1982. The location is adjacent to the former Great Central Main Line, that last saw a passenger train in 1969 when the DMU service between Rugby and Nottingham was withdrawn. Upperton Road bridge that once spanned the extensive trackwork at this location, was demolished in 2007 - yet another bit of the infrastructure of the old GC Main Line lost forever.Feb 13, 2015

Choose your language: