20d. Diesels and DMUs on the GCR
20e. The GR8 Escape April 2011 and other railway links at bottom of page.
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!
Class 101 DMU pulling into Leicester North station.
Visiting guest locomotive Class 35 Hymek D7017 at Loughborough (GCR Diesel Gala, Sept. 2017)
DMU unit of two carriages at Loughborough Central station on a run to the Mount Sorrel branch line on the Great Central Railway (GCR Diesel Gala, Sept. 2017)
Double header diesel hauled train leaving Loughborough for Leicester (GCR Diesel Gala, Sept. 2017)
A Class 37 diesel locomotive bringing a Leicester train into Loughborough (GCR Diesel Gala, Sept. 2017)
A Class 33 waiting at Loughborough station with a train for Leicester (GCR Diesel Gala, Sept. 2017)
A Class 35 Hymek leaving Loughborough for Leicester (GCR Diesel Gala, Sept. 2017)
Class 25 hauled train arriving at Leicester North with a train from Loughborough (GCR Diesel Gala, Sept. 2017)
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).
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 Class 45 D123
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 ?)
Diesels on the Great Central Railway: Ex British Railways D5185 (D 5185) CASTELL DINAS BRAN. This a BR Sulzer 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.
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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