Sunday 26 August 2018

Swanage Diesel Gala Focus, 12th May 2018: 45041 'Royal Tank Regiment'

Already featured in a 2017 diesel gala focus item, 45041 Royal Tank Regiment returned to Swanage in May 2018.

45041, seen here between turns at Swanage, was new as D53 from BR Crewe on 25th June 1962. Named on the 24th September 1964. Air brakes fitted in 1968. Renumbered in May 1975. Marker lights fitted in March 1979.

Seen here between Corfe Castle and Norden. The locomotive was last in traffic for BR on 18th May 1988, and was formally withdrawn on 8th June that year. 

Returning from Norden.

Seen here later in the day, in a further layover at Norden.