Thursday 26 September 2019

"Modern Traction" at LOCOMOTION, Shildon. 11th September 2019

The LOCOMOTION Museum, situated on the location of Shildon Sidings, to the east of New Shildon, and the location of the 1975 cavalcade.

APT-E (1972) and DELTIC (1955).

71001 is currently receiving a well deserved repaint. Built at Doncasterin 1958 as the second of the class, E5001, it was withdrawn in November 1977.

Note that the yard shunting pantograph is extended. 2-HAP coach on right, awaiting a restoration.

08911 Matey was new as D4141 on 8th August 1962 to Carnforth. Withdrawn in May 2004.

306017 arrived in October 2018, moving from the East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel & Wakes Colne.

Restored DMBSO coach 61275 of 2-HAP 4308 is blue and grey on one side, and NSE as shown on the other. In traffic from February 1957 to March 1995.