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Information is up-to-date to September 2015

Class

40

Class Name

English Electric Type 4

Built

1958-62

Max Speed

90 mph

Engine

English Electric 2,000 hp

Weight

133 tons

Max TE

52,000 lb


Locomotives for Class 40 - Total 2

 

40122

40145


Images for Class 40

EE Type 4 Class 40 No. D399 (40199) at Thornaby Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
Date Uploaded 05/11/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

English Electric Type 3, Class 40 No. D399 at Thornaby Shed 51L on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965, later to renumbered as Class 40 40199. The loco was withdrawn on 13 June 1982 and cut up at BREL Doncaster Works on 14th May 1983. A trainspotter stands in the cab wearing his school uniform of peaked school cap, blazer, short trousers and knee socks. Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


English Electric Type 4 D200 at Stratford Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 18/08/1963
Date Uploaded 16/01/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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The first main line diesel delivered under the 1956 BR modernisation plan, English Electric Type 4 D200 stands in the yard at Stratford Shed on Sunday 18th August 1963. Delivered from the English Electric Vulcan Foundry works on 14th Maarch 1958, works No. EE2367/D395, it was renumbered as Class 40 40122 under the TOPS scheme. It was initially withdrawn on 23rd August 1981 but reinstated on 25th April 1983.

Upon the joint initiative of enthusiasts Howard Johnston and Murray Brown who noticed it on the scrapline at Carlisle Kingmoor depot in summer 1981 ready to go to Swindon Works for breaking up, 40 122 was reinstated by BR and overhauled at Toton depot with parts from 40 076. Now in working condition and repainted green, it was regularly used to haul normal passenger trains in the hope of attracting enthusiasts, as well as special trains.

40 122 was eventually withdrawn in 1988 and presented to the National Railway Museum


English Electric Type 4 D203 at Stratford Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 18/08/1963
Date Uploaded 16/01/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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English Electric Type 4 D203 stands in the yard at Stratford Shed on Sunday 18th August 1963. Delivered from the English Electric Vulcan Foundry works on 16th May 1958, works No. EE2370/D398, it was renumbered as Class 40 40003 under the TOPS scheme. It was withdrawn on 12th September 1982 and cut up at BREL Doncaster Works on 28th January 1984.


EE Type 4 Class 40 40101 (D301) at Perth on 05 August 1981
Date Photo Taken: 05/08/1981
Date Uploaded 12/02/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built EE Vulcan Foundry in November 1960 (D301); here allocated to Carlisle Kingmoor KD TMD, 40101 calls with a delayed Aberdeen - Glasgow QS service. Not a regular performer on these services, I believe the Class 40 may have been a replacement for an earlier failed loco. Withdrawn in August 1982, this loco was cut up at BREL Crewe works in December 1984.


EE Type 4 Class 40 40182 (D382) at Carlisle Station on 28 November 1981
Date Photo Taken: 28/11/1981
Date Uploaded 12/02/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built at EE Vulcan Foundry in March 1962; here allocated to Wigan Springs Branch SP depot, 40182 is stabled overnight at Carlisle Station. This loco was withdrawn in June 1982 after failing a D exam at Crewe TMD and later scrapped at BREL Crewe works in February 1984.


EE Type 4 Class 40 40084 (D284) at Crewe Station on 31 August 1982
Date Photo Taken: 31/08/1982
Date Uploaded 12/02/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built EE Vulcan Foundry in July 1960 (D284); here 40084 heads through an up Freightliner. This loco was withdrawn in May 1983 due to a fractured bogie and cut up at BREL Crewe works in June 1984.


EE Type 4 Class 40 40069 (D269) at Preston on 21 March 1983
Date Photo Taken: 21/03/1983
Date Uploaded 16/02/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built at EE Vulcan Foundry in April 1960; here allocated to Healey Mills HM MPD, 40069 heads an up CCE ballast spoil train, on a truly filthy wet day.
Withdrawn later in the year from Newton Heath depot in September 1983, this loco was scrapped at BREL Doncaster in September 1984.


EE Type 4 Class 40 40028 (D228) at Carlisle Station on 23 March 1983
Date Photo Taken: 23/03/1983
Date Uploaded 16/02/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built at EE Vulcan Foundry in August 1959; here Longsight LO TMD allocated 40028 has propelled in the CCE Inspection Saloon, reversing in the station, then departing to the Whitehaven line. Withdrawn at Newton Heath depot in October 1984 due to power unit damage, the loco was scrapped at BREL Crewe works in February 1988.


EE Type 4 Class 40 40157 (D357) at Doncaster on 12 August 1983
Date Photo Taken: 12/08/1983
Date Uploaded 16/02/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built EE Vulcan Foundry in August 1961; here former Crewe CD allocated 40157 is hauled dead in tow behind 31271.

Withdrawn 24 July 1983 having failed earlier in the month at Carstairs with a main generator fault, the loco was cut up at BREL Doncaster works in October 1983.


EE Type 4 Class 40 40028 (D228) at Sheffield on 10 August 1983
Date Photo Taken: 10/08/1983
Date Uploaded 16/02/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built at EE Vulcan Foundry in August 1959; here Longsight LO TMD allocated 40028 pauses on the up through line awaiting a path, heading a lengthy up Parcels train. This loco was scrapped at Crewe in February 1988.


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