Sat 20 Jan 2018 03:11:44


Rail UK Photo Information


EE Type 4 Class 40 40012 (D212, 97407) at Sheffield on 05 July 1984

EE Type 4 Class 40 40012 (D212, 97407) at Sheffield on 05 July 1984

Built at the EE Vulcan Foundry in June 1959, here Carlisle Kingmoor KD TMD allocated 40012 double heads with 25293 an up block train of bogie BOC tankers. This was a frequent combination of motive power at this time for these workings over the Trans Pennine route. Eventually withdrawn in April 1986, it passed into preservation with the Class 40 Appeal Group.

The loco wears an unofficial replica nameplate of its original "Aureol" name.
This refers to the halo depicted on saints and the deity, the name was twinned with the ocean liner of the same name, belonging to the Elder Dempster line, whose sailings to and from Liverpool were served by Class 40 hauled Ocean Liner expresses.

Date Photo Taken 05/07/1984
Uploaded 11/12/2016
This is a RailUK Member Submitted Photo
Image Owner/Copyright Peter Hoggan
Tag List :
Views 155
Comments 0

What's your opinion on this photo?


Add your Comments/Feedback

A picture might tell 1000 words, but there's always a good comment that will enhance a picture. We would appreciate any feedback and/or comments you may have regarding any aspects of this photo; locos, location, buildings, trainspotters, people and accompanying text, especially any errors you may find. If you find this picture brings back memories, reminds you of when you were younger or too adorable to leave without acknowledgement, click on the link below and enter your thoughts

Please add your comments

© All rights reserved.

Back to Top

Primary Navigation


Search Photo Gallery
Select Image Type: