Thursday 19 May 2022

Swanage Railway Diesel Gala Focus, 6th May 2022: D4

D4 GREAT GABLE was new from BR Derby to 1B Camden on 26th September 1959, and withdrawn as 44004 from Toton in November 1980. 

I didn't see this one in its BR career, the only example I saw then was 44008, when exhibited at Liverpool Road. Unless I saw 44004 in the later 1980s at a gala, my first recorded sighting was in 2016.

A history of Class 44.

At Corfe Castle, first thing in the morning.

Stopping at Corfe Castle with 1N01 09:48 Norden - Swanage

At Townsend Bridge with 1R06 11:39 Swanage - River Frome Viaduct.

Running across Corfe Common, with 2C09 13:39 Corfe Castle - Swanage

On the rear, at Norden, of 1R14 15:39 Swanage - River Frome Viaduct

From other photographers.