Sunday, 14 June 2015

Swanage Railway Diesel Gala, 10th May 2015 - Locomotive Profile: 45060

D100 was new from BR Crewe in May 1961, and named at Derby on 23rd September that year. Renumbered to 45060 in January 1975, although not through works and air braked until October that year. Withdrawn from Toton on 8th December 1985, after just over 24 years service, and in full working order, now almost 30 years ago!

I never saw it in BR service, not yet to this day travelling on the Midland Main Line south of Leeds area. I did see it on exhibition at the 1987 Basingstoke Railfair on 27th September 1987, where I was surprised, as I was unaware of its preservation, but was impressed with the restoration, including reinstatement of headcode panels (from 45053), and the rededication that day: one two three four five .

45060 at the Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group, based at Barrow Hill.

Token exchange at Harman's Cross with 2N07 11:30 from Norden,

On the blocks at Swanage, having arrived with 2N07.
Two Derby Sulzers, but built in Crewe and Darlington, 45060 departs with 2N14 13:00 from Swanage.
Between Corfe and Norden with 1N10 15:46 from Swanage,
Between turns at Norden with late 70s to mid 80s style marker lights.