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Information is up-to-date to September 2015

Class

45

Class Name

British Railways Type 4

Built

1960-63

Max Speed

90 mph

Engine

Sulzer 12LDA28B 2,500 hp

Weight

136 tonnes

Max TE

70,000 lb


Locomotives for Class 45 - Total 3

 

45112

45132

45135


Images for Class 45

BR Sulzer Type 4 No. D19
Date Photo Taken: 06/1961
Date Uploaded 11/05/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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BR Sulzer Type 4 No. D19 passing under Caldew Bridge in June 1961 on the down Waverley shortly after leaving Carlisle Station. One of my first railway photos taken with a Brownie Box Camera. Later to be renumbered as Class 45 45025


BR Sulzer Type 4 Number Unknown
Date Photo Taken: 06/1963
Date Uploaded 11/05/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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An unidentified BR Sulzer Type 4 (Class 45) approaching Canal Junction signal box in late June 1961 on the down Waverley, shortly after leaving Carlisle Station.

Rescan of original


BR Sulzer Type 4 No. D29
Date Photo Taken: 06/1965
Date Uploaded 11/05/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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BR Sulzer Type 4 No. D29 approaching Carlisle Station on the down Thames Clyde Express. Later to be renumbered as Class 45 45002


BR Sulzer Type 4 No. D25
Date Photo Taken: c1966
Date Uploaded 11/05/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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BR Sulzer Type 4 No. D25 passing Mossband Flyover north of Carlisle on the up Thames Clyde Express. Later to be renumbered as Class 45 45021


Carlisle Canal Shed 1961
Date Photo Taken: c1961
Date Uploaded 21/06/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Unknown
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A partial view of Carlisle Canal Shed yard taken from the top of the coaling tower circa 1961. A Class J36 can be seen in the lower left, while a unknown Class 45 Peak is crossing the viaduct over the river Eden on a 'Waverley Route' Edinburgh - Carlisle express.

Carlisle power station (now demolished) can be seen in the top right. The white bridge in the distance behind the pylon, carries the LMS West Coast main line and has a footbridge alongside, which was only (officially) for use by railway staff.

Unknown to many, this footbridge and a walk along the river Eden, allowed a shortcut to be made between Canal and Kingmoor sheds, saving at least 35 minutes off the times to both sheds as listed in 'The Locomotive Shed Directory'.




Sulzer Type 4 Class 45 45 007 (D119) at York 12 August 1983
Date Photo Taken: 12/08/1983
Date Uploaded 29/11/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Even a 135 ton Peak loco is dwarfed under the overall roof of York Station, as 45 007 arrives heading 1M62 07.45 Scarborough - Liverpool. Built September 1961 at BR Crewe Works and after 27 years of service, this loco was withdrawn in July 1988 and scrapped at MC Metals, Glasgow in November 1992.


Sulzer Type 4 Class 45 45051 (D74) at Newcastle on 28 November 1981
Date Photo Taken: 28/11/1981
Date Uploaded 04/03/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built at BR Crewe works in December 1960; here 45051 is recently arrived on a terminating NE/SW service. This loco was scrapped at MC Metals in January 1989.


Sulzer Type 4 Class 45 45023 (D54) at Newcastle on 28 November 1981
Date Photo Taken: 28/11/1981
Date Uploaded 04/03/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built by BR Crewe works in August 1962; here 45023 "The Royal Pioneer Corps" awaits departure with an up NE/SW service. This loco was scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester in December 1986.

The sharp curve of Newcastle's platform makes even clearer the effect on these long bodied locomotives of the buffers mounted directly to the front of the bogie, with the loco's nose offset well to the left of the buffers

Named at St Pancras station on 14 November 1963 by Lt Gen Sir John Cowley, Colonel of the Regiment, the Royal Pioneer Corps. One of a number of locos in this class following a theme of regimental naming; the nameplate included the regimental coat of arms. The Pioneer Corps was formed in 1939 providing labour and logistics to the army.


Sulzer Type 4 Class 45 45104 (D59) at Derby on 08 August 1983
Date Photo Taken: 08/08/1983
Date Uploaded 04/03/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built February 1962 at BR Crewe works; here 45104 "The Royal Warwickshire Fusilier" has arrived with the 14.20 St Pancras - Derby semi-fast. Withdrawn in 1988, this loco was scrapped in February 1992 at MC Metals, Glasgow.

Named on 22 May 1964 at Birmingham Snow Hill after one of the amalgamated regiments; a naming theme for many of the Class 45 locos. The loco bore an unofficial nameplate with coat of arms from 1986 for the last 2 years in service.


Sulzer Type 4 Class 45 45101 (D96) at Exeter St Davids on 06 August 1983
Date Photo Taken: 06/08/1983
Date Uploaded 04/03/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built in April 1961 at BR Crewe works; here 45 101 sets back on to the engine siding - between the up and down running lines, East of the station - having arrived on 1O86 10.50 Penzance - Brighton, which reverses here. The loco was scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester in September 1988.


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