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Class 45 Number 45023

Current Allocation Details

Number

45023

Class

45

Depot

W - Withdrawn from Service

Pool

- Unknown

Livery

- Unknown

Builder

Crewe Works (LNWR/LMS/British Railways)

Built

08/08/1962

Works Number

45023 Named: 31/12/1973

The Royal Pioneer Corps

Withdrawn

12/09/1984

Disposal Date

31/12/1986

Disposal Details: Scrapped

V Berry, Leicester

45023 Renumbered

From D 54 on 31/12/1973

D 54 Named: 14/11/1963 Unamed: 31/12/1973

The Royal Pioneer Corps



Images for Loco 45023

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.


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