Class 08 08365 plus Class 24 24134 and 24079 at Swindon Works
13th August, 1978. The NREA Swindon Works Tour.
A sign of things to come....
Class 08 08365 sits with Class 24 24134 and 24079 at Swindon.
On my last visit to Swindon Works the grounds were overrun with Class 40s and Class 45/46s like some cancer or vesicular rash.
The end for Swindon Works can be traced back to the 1967 National Traction Plan. The hydraulics were deemed non-standard and once they were gone the economics extended to the servicing facilities as well.