66302 Built in April 2008 Works no 20078946-001 originally on lease with Fastline
66305 Built in April 2008 Works no 20078929-005 originally on lease with Fastline
66419 introduced October 2006 Works no. 20058700-009
66431 Built in August 2008 Works no. 20078946-001 Classification JT42CWR-T1 "Class 66" Leased to Direct Rail Services from November 2008.
Introduced in 1998 a North American design developed from the class 59 and modified to work within the restricted UK loading gauge. Design classification JT42CWR they are now built by General Motors Electro Motive Division, They operate in other European mainland countries with more than 450 operating in the UK for several different operators. There are, of course, many detail differences.
Detail photos are available in some other collections for individual locomotives.
Good info on the class available http://class66.railfan.nl/
Network Rail has built a considerable new campus on the site of the Midland Railway engine shed at the south end of York station. This will control much of the East Coast Mainline, Leeds etc. as well as having a large training centre. It is planned to be the largest of the 14 new rail operating centres.
Photographs during its construction.
Official site https://www.networkrail.co.uk/YorkTriangle/?cd=1
Rail HQ and eco homes impress RICS awards judges
A collection mainly of St. Albans locomotive shed in 1967- a very nice prototype for a model with only 2 roads and water tank on the roof. Despite closing in 1961 it was largely complete and housing a BR type 2 diesel when visited in May 1967, with Tony Dyer. LMS engine sheds vol 2 by Hawkin and Reeve has track plan and more information.
Unfortunately Tony Dyer died on 20/11/2016. He was a very kind man, taking under his wing a teenager with a keen interest in the Midland Railway and rolling stock. He was an early innovator for the Model Railway hobby, forming MOPOK with John Senior from Staines MRS, they used preprinted sides on a plastic frame with ABS supplied castings to make accurate models of mainly parcels stock. Later with George Pring their company Kemilway introduced etching to Model Railways.
Carrying cars and lorries were an important traffic on BR. Many were delivery of MoD and new cars from manufacturers and docks, others were private cars especially for Motorail. Although end loading docks were very common, the introduction of dual height Cartics required special loading arrangements. Some where fixed, others mobile, often using redundant coach underframes.
A varied selection of photographs of maintenance and construction of overhead line electrification and the rolling stock converted for this maintenance. This includes many ex LMS and LNER coaches, and the later conversions of BR Mark 1 coaches to this use. It also includes cable drum wagons from ex GWR Open C.
During the 1950s carrying dry powders in bulk became important on Britains railways. The Presflo was the early successful design but it was not suited to all powders so the twin silo Prestwin was introduced. This collection has photographs of the earlier diagram 1/274 with short 10ft. wheelbase and the later, smaller and longer diagram 1/277 including a pair of awaiting scrapping photographed in considerable detail. Unfortunately there are no photographs of the underneath of the silo, however I can verify that the well known Airfix/Dapol kit is remarkably accurate! . The design went out of use in 1983.
The rich colour of the scanned official photograph re-inforces that these wagons had an extra layer of body paint - they were red/grey/red.
Just 5 wagons built in France in 1975 and used for china clay slurry. Owned by Tiger Railcar Services Ltd and varying in livery with Crosfield and English China Clay illustrated.
And just one of the 12 TDA (TEA?) rebuilt apparently at CC Crump using redundant 0il tank wagon frames (shortened) of Total tanks http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/totalclassbtea
BR built just two batches of Bogie bolster Es in 1961-2 a total of 1200 wagons. So, all were relatively modern on David and LLoyd cast bogies. At just 32ft. over headstocks they were very short - shorter than a tube wagon, but the 4 axles meant they had a higher payload. Very popular with engineers many found other uses. [Many others were used for coil which feature in another collection]. Drawings and information can be found in Silsbury, Roger & Mann, Trevor., (1983a) The 30 ton Bogie Bolster E. Model Railway Constructor vol. 50 (part 587) pp 165 - 169. and in Bartlett et al 1985. From 1982 many hundreds were rebuilt as Turbots for the engineers
NOTE – These photographs are low quality scans and may not print well. Do not order larger prints.