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Derby Station Spring 1969 | by loose_grip_99
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Derby Station Spring 1969

Little did I know when I took this shot in the rain that Peak diesel 99 3rd Carabinier would be preserved nearly 30 years later. My Sheffield-Birmingham train stopped briefly at Derby & I jumped out to record the motive power up front.


Built at Crewe in 1961 it is preserved in its later guise as 45135 at the `East Lancs Railway at Bury, Lancashire by the Pionier Diesel Group. I think it looks much more distinctive like this with split headcode boxes.


1M = Express train on the London Midland Region, 38 = the specific working, probably NE-SW Newcastle-Plymouth??


Derby station still had semaphores & if the wisps of steam are anything to go by 99 still has a steam heating boiler. Note the old Midland Railway station building behind the parcels BRUTES on platform1, now demolished.

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Taken on April 2, 2007