Visiting Class 37s were also used on empty stock and Cambridge trains. Stratford Depot Locomotives includes Class 08s, 31s, 37s and 47s alongside less common classes such as 20, 58, 60, 86 and 87.
Author: Roger Rounce
Engines from every region could be found at Stratford TMD during the 1980s and 90s - making it an ideal hunting ground for the rail enthusiast. Photographer Roger Rounce presents a collection of his own images of diesels and electrics from those days when Stratford used any Class 47 to hand for Norwich trains and journeys between Chelmsford and Liverpool Street could just as easily be hauled by an Eastfield Class 47 as one shedded at Stratford. Visiting Class 37s were also used on empty stock and Cambridge trains. Locomotives of Stratford Depot includes Class 08s, 31s, 37s and 47s alongside less common classes such as 20, 58, 60, 86 and 87. Details of each locomotive pictured include when it was built, when it was scrapped, names currently and previously held, other numbers carried, historical notes and dates.
33038 (D6556) is seen in the scrap line at Stratford depot, East London. The loco
had suffered accident damage in 1988 and would be stored at Stratford for many
years before being scrapped by European Metal Recycling, Kingsbury, in June ...
Author: Andrew Cole
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
A look at the popular diesel-electric locomotives. This book aims to show the three different classes at work and on shed, and also covers the classes into preservation.
... Bath Rd depot in March 1966 and was withdrawn from Crewe depot in
November 2002. It was bought by the Stratford 47 Group in March 2003 and
entered preservation at Tyseley Locomotive Works (TLW) before moving to its
current base, ...
Author: Fred Kerr
Publisher: Pen and Sword
When British Railways (BR) initiated its Modernization Plan in 1954 it had little experience of diesel locomotives thus initiated a Pilot Scheme to trial combinations of the three elements comprised within a locomotive the engine, transmission and body.The initial orders for 174 locomotives were placed in November 1955, but even before the first locomotive had been delivered, changes in Government policy led to bulk orders for most designs being trailed. It was only in 1968, once steam traction had been removed from the network, that BR was able to review the success, or otherwise, of its diesel fleet and decide which designs to withdraw from service.The nascent preservation movement of the time was concerned to preserve steam locomotives whilst only buying diesel shunting locomotives for support roles on heritage lines and it wasnt until 1977 that any effort was made to preserve main line diesels. Once it was confirmed that diesel locomotives had an appeal to enthusiasts, further purchases were made that resulted in examples of most of the BR diesel classes being represented within the preservation movement.Fred Kerrs book details those classes which are represented on heritage lines, identifies where possible their location as of December 2016, shows many of them at work and shows what is involved in the restoration, maintenance and operation of diesel locomotives by the volunteers whose efforts are vital but rarely acknowledged.Some of the preserved locomotives were bought for possible use on the national network and this was facilitated by the Railways Bill 1993. A complementary album of preserved and heritage locomotives titled Heritage Traction on the Main Line details the locomotive classes whose representatives are still in regular use on the national network as at December 2016 and follows a similar format to this album.
( Left ) With over 400 locomotives allocated there , Stratford depot in East London
was the largest on the LNER . LIVERPOOLS III instance of old loyalties interfering
with the smooth running of any of the new companies . Second largest of the ...
Author: Michael Bowler
Publisher: Hutchinson Radius
Traces the history of railroads in Great Britain from the days of steam to the High Speed Train to the latest developments in railroad technology.
At that time they were still to be seen working off Stratford depot, with duties
including station pilots at Liverpool Street, a turn they shared with Class 15s.
However, the last locos left Stratford in October 1971, with 8030/55/56 the last at
Author: Pip Dunn
The first of the English Electric Type 1 design, what we now know as the Class 20s, appeared in June 1957. With their distinctive 'chopper' engine sound, these single-cabbed locomotives soon gained a reputation for rugged reliability brought about by their simplicity and use of tried and tested components. British Rail Class 20 Locomotives looks back at the operations of these fine locomotives since 1957, covering their varied workings and duties, regional use and railtour operations. The book also covers the technical aspects and specifications of the locomotives, including liveries and detailing. This book will be of great interest to all railway and diesel loco enthusiasts. Fully illustrated with 195 colour photographs.
When this locomotive arrived at Stratford depot on 17 August 1881, the North
Metropolitan decided that its axle loading was excessive and would not agree to
its use. Beaumont then turned to Greenwood & Batley once again to construct a ...
Author: Mark Smithers
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Mark Smithers has written a number of definitive books and magazine features on the history of locomotive construction and the development of narrow gauge railways. This book looks at the history and development of railways at the Royal Arsenal Woolwich, which evolved from humble roots in the 1820s into three separate railway systems, serving the Gun Factory, Laboratory and Carriage Department. The three systems originally had their own fleet of locomotives and rolling stock and were constructed using three different track gauges: standard gauge, 2ft and 18in. The Arsenal and its railways played a major role in both world wars and continued to hold an important place in gun and propellant manufacture until the late 1950s, when the complex was gradually run down. The Royal Arsenal and its railways were finally closed in 1967, when the last train of material left the site. This book covers the history of the system from its beginnings through to its demise and also details the significant remains of a once mighty network.