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44005 Toton 5Jul77 | by david.hayes77
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44005 Toton 5Jul77

Another Peak shot......but at least this one is a 44.

 

The first week of July 1977 was gloriously sunny and on 4 of the 5 nights the Spondon tanks were class 44 hauled. Suffice to say home from work and a quick bite later it was time to ride off to Long Eaton or thereabouts in time to catch it passing through around 6.30pm.

 

On this occasion 44005 (ex "Cross Fell") is seen about to pass under the flyover carrying the tracks to the down marshalling yard. Taken on 5th July 1977.

 

For the record 44008 worked it on the 4th, and 44004 on the 7th.

 

Nice to see the old gasometer in Long Eaton making an appearance. I guess I could have removed the signal above the engine but ............

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Taken on July 5, 1977