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45116_1977_01_Nottingham

45116 rests in the bay platform at Nottingham station, 16th January 1977.

 

Locomotive History

45116 was built as D47 at Derby works and entered traffic in 1961. In 1973 the Midland Main Line services started to migrate from steam heating to electric heating of the coaching stock and D47 was one of fifty class 45 locomotives selected to have its steam heating boiler replaced with electric train heating equipment (a Brush BL100-30 ETH auxiliary alternator) and emerged from Derby Works in 1974 as 45116. It would give twenty five years service before withdrawal in December 1986 and was broken up by Vic Berry, Leicester in September 1988.

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Taken on January 16, 1977