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20d. Diesels on the GCR

See also 20a. Trip 1 on The Great Central Railway from Leicester to Loughborough * 20b. Trip 2 on the GCR - The Winter Gala January 2009 and the visit of 70013 Oliver Cromwell * 20c. More GCR - Loughborough Workshop & Shed Scenes * * 20e. The GR8 Escape April 2011 and other railway links at bottom of page.

Diesel multiple unit (DMU E50321/51427) coming into Leicester North Station. This 2 car DMU was built by Metro-Cammell in 1957-1958. - The Great Central Railway, England, English Midlands

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Diesel multiple unit (DMU E50321/E51427, Class 101 built 1957) coming into Leicester North Station. This 2 car DMU was built by Metro-Cammell in 1957-1958. Not the steam start I wanted, but no matter! Plenty of steam action followed later! See Trip 1 on The Great Central Railway from Leicester to Loughborough * 20b. Trip 2 on the GCR - The Winter Gala January 2009 and the visit of 70013 Oliver Cromwell

Diesel multiple unit (DMU E50321/51427) at Leicester North Station. This 2 car DMU was built by Metro-Cammell in 1957-1958. - The Great Central Railway, England, English Midlands

Class 101 DMU pulling into Leicester North station.

 

Class 45 45041 at Loughborough

 

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Class 50 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotive 50007 SIR EDWARD ELGAR with GWR styled number and name plate. 50 007 was built by English Electric at their Vulcan Foundry in 1968 (was D407, D 407). As 'boring' diesels go, its not bad looking!

 

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Class 26/0 Bo-Bo Sulzer powered locomotive 26007 (D5300) built at British Railways Crewe Works in 1958.

 

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Orange-brown ('golden ochre') liveried A1A-A1A Brush powered Class 31 D5830 (other possible numbers D 5830, 31297 31 297, 31463 31 463, 31563, 31 563) built at Brush electrical Engineering Company, Loughborough, Leicestershire in 1962).

 

 

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Ex EWS diesel shunter 08694 (D8694).

 

Type Diesel Class 37 number 314 named Dalzell after a Scottish steelworks - I like the Scottie dog emblem (37314 built 1964, initially numbered D6980, then 37190) - The Great Central Railway, England, English Midlands

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Type Diesel Class 37 number 314 named 'DALZELL' after a Scottish steelworks - I like the Scottie dog emblem (37314 built 1964, initially numbered D6980, then 37190).

 

Portrait of express diesel locomotive D123

Class 45 1Co-1Co Diesel-electric locomotive D123 named Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry (D 123, was later numbered 45125, built Crewe Locomotive Works 1961) - The Great Central Railway, England, English Midlands

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Class 45 1Co-1Co Diesel-electric locomotive D123, here named 'Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry' (D 123, was later numbered 45125, built Crewe Locomotive Works 1961). (Apparently the name was first used by D163/46026 and/or D135/45149 ?)

 

Ex British Railways D5185 (D 5185). This a BR Silzer type 2 diesel-electric locomotive named these days as Castell Dinas Bran. Built at Darlington Works in 1963, later named as Bo-Bo Type 25 25035. - The Great Central Railway, England, English Midlands

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Ex British Railways D5185 (D 5185) CASTELL DINAS BRAN. This a BR Silzer type 2 diesel-electric locomotive built at Darlington North Road Locomotive Works in 1963, later named as Bo-Bo Type 25 25035.

 

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Co-Co Diesel locomotive Type 37 255 in a dilapidated state at Quorn and Woodhouse Station (other numbers D6955, D 6955, 37255). Built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry Works in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire in 1965.

 

 

Co-Co diesel-electric locomotive D1705 called Sparrowhawk (D 1705, Brush Type 4 Class 47117 or 47 117, built 1963) at Leicester North Station after hauling a train from Loughborough Central Station - The Great Central Railway, England, English Midlands

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Co-Co diesel-electric locomotive D1705 SPARROWHAWK (D 1705, Brush Type 4 Class 47117 or 47 117, built 1963) at Leicester North Station after hauling a train from Loughborough Central Station (pictured below at Loughborough).

 

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Green liveried Sulzer powered Bo-Bo Class 27 D5401 (other possible numbers D 5401, 27112, 27 112, 27056, 27 056) built at Birmingham Carriage Works in 1962.

 

Diesels on the Great Central Railway: 0-6-0 Diesel shunter type Class 10 D4067 (D 4067) named "MARGARET ETHEL - THOMAS ALFRED NAYLOR" built at Darlington Works in 1962

A later 'portrait' of  D4067 carrying the later number 10119

 

Class 101 DMU at Loughborough central station

 


See also 20a. Trip 1 on The Great Central Railway from Leicester to Loughborough * 20b. Trip 2 on the GCR - The Winter Gala January 2009 and the visit of 70013 Oliver Cromwell * 20c. More GCR - Loughborough Workshop & Shed Scenes * * 20e. The GR8 Escape April 2011

 

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