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NB Shunter D2700 Withdrawn

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Timeline for November 1963

Articles for November 1963
Main Scottish Closures Tabled... Other Closures/Withdrawals... B.R. Lost Less in 1962... Regional Plans and Beeching... B.R. and Export Traffic... Success of Cheap Anglo Scottish Fares... The L.M.R.'s Future Shape... New Block Oil Traffic... Dive-under at Retford... Facelift for Chesterfield... Diesel Depot at Shirebrook... Grimesthorpe Freight Depot... New London Service for Plymouth... Britain's Heaviest Express... New Scottish Snowploughs... Collision at Kings Langley... British Railways Safety 1962... Maintenance of B.R. Diesel Electric Locomotives more
Motive Power Changes and Notes for November 1963
Wath, Westbury, Templecombe, Whitland & Exeter sheds closed... Surviving Stanier Pacifics in store... First standard Class 2 2-6-2T withdrawn... Metrovick on Calder Valley line... Hull acquires Class O1/O4... NB shunter D2700 withdrawn... Clan 72006 on special at Banbury... 61155 at Swindon October 23... Exeter-Newton Abbot line blocked... First Brush 2,750 h.p. Type 4 diesels at Cardiff... Five A4s transferred from E.R. to Sc.R... Haymarket receives first Clayton Type 1 diesels... D9021 was named Argyll and Sutherland Highlander... more

D9017 Named 'The Durham Light Infantry'

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Timeline for October 1963

Articles for October 1963
Liner Train Uncertainties... Coal Traffic Looks Up... London to Edinburgh for £2... Door-to-Door Travel Planning... Diesel Developments.... Catenary Energised to Lichfield... The West Coast Main Line Today... B.R. Steam Heating Precautions... B.R. Point Heaters... Self Contained Oil Heating... Closure Cases Cannot be Amplified... Ruabon Barmouth Closure... "Queen of Scots"... Diesel Depot for Reading... Withdrawal of "Westerns"... N.E.R.'s New Tyneside Freight Depot... Fish Traffic of Aberdeen... New Power Signal Box at Nuneaton & Slough more
Motive Power Changes and Notes for October 1963
Basingstoke (70D) and Newport Pill (86B) closed... Landore (87E) reopened as a Diesel Depot... 60021 Wild Swan & 60146 Peregrine visit Derby... 34064 at Ruabon... 60114 W. P. Allen at Blackpool... E.R. loses its remaining A4s... Brush "Falcon" re-equipped with new engines... 60009 last steam locomotive to be overhauled at Doncaster... Last two NER's "Deltics" receive names... 46110 visits Durham... Brush Type 4s arrived at Old Oak Common... Ferryhill receive more A4s... Ardrossan the last outposts of former Caledonian 0-6-0s... W.R. Hymek Type 3s on the Reading-Redhill line more

D0260 Lion transferred to the E.R.

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Timeline for September 1963

Articles for September 1963
Changes on the BR Board... Train of the future anti-climax?... The commercial value of speed... The competitive strength of the air-bus... Still bolder C.N.R. passenger bid... A Channel Tunnel — but when?... Problems of finance.. S.R. cross-Channel plan... Birmingham railheads for steel traffic... Type 4 diesel prototypes... B.R. closures and withdrawals... Dieselisation in West Wales... W.R. refreshment car economy... S.R. reorganises its S.W. Division... Keeping Oxted passengers warm... New Millerhill marshalling yard. more
Motive Power Changes and Notes for September 1963
60802 travelled south of Carlisle... Lees shed to close November; Bury & Wigan L&Y under sentence... Holyhead shed gained Stanier Pacific 46239... Camden, Stewarts Lane, St. Margarets, Dairy Road & Grantham sheds closed to steam... D0260 Lion transferred to the E.R... Steam loco repair & scrapping to Darlington works from Derby & Doncaster... Scottish Clans arrive Darlington from Parkhead for scrapping... 3 of Worcester's Castles still active end of September... Tunbridge Wells West shed closed... 44800 on pigeon special from Preston to Weymouth... Plymouth Friary shed closed... 60522/60530 transferred from Haymarket to Polmadie... more

Condor worked by Paxman re-engined D6123

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Timeline for August 1963

Articles for August 1963
Fewer Regions on B.R.... Further closure proposals... Liner trains... The Medway-Lancastrian Freighter... New Scunthorpe-South Wales Steel Service... First Moves to Amend Manning Terms... Continental Coachboards on the Western Region... The B.R. Standard Type 4 Diesels... New Brighton Electric Sets... B.R. sleeper charges up—and down... Rethinking Emergency Procedure... The Great Mail Train Robbery... New Scottish Inter-Works Steel Traffic... more
Motive Power Changes and Notes for August 1963
L.M.R. has reorganised its motive power districts and depot coding... Crewe works has begun overhaul of Manchester-Sheffield 1,500V d.c. locomotives... First Stanier 2-6-0 to be withdrawn is 42976... V2 2-6-2s twice penetrated Lancashire in August... 61457 brought the Saturday 8.15 a.m. Newcastle-Heads of Ayr into Carlisle... Blaydon closed to steam power... W.R. MPD in the West to be recoded... Closure of Exeter (ex-G.W.) shed scheduled for October 14... Newhaven shed to be closed at theend of the summer service... 60080, was recorded at Ayr... Condor worked by re-engined D6123... more

DP2 Transferred to the Eastern Region

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Timeline for July 1963

Articles for July 1963
Leeds Stations Scheme to Proceed... Manchester Piccadilly to be Finished... Plastic Coach from Eastleigh... Change of Single-line Rules... Scottish Merry-go-round... Beeching Effects in North Devon... Alston Line Reprieved Again... The L.M.R. Reorganisation... Southern Resignalling Plans... Deptford Creek Bridge... Tinsley Park Yard... More Coal Concentration Depots... The Sheffield Modernisation Scheme... B.R. Goods Line closures... The Beeching Screws are Applied in Lancashire... more
Motive Power Changes and Notes for July 1963
V2 60871 headed the 8.17 a.m. Northampton-Euston... Bedford shed converted to diesel working... 62035 penetrated to the Bristol area at the end of June... 34004 was noted on Oxley shed... Newton Heath's Class 7P 4-6-0s transferred to Longsight... DP2 has been transferred to the ER... Class 04 2-8-0 to be preserved is 63601... closure of West Auckland depot has now been announced for September 9... Western diesels began work over the ex-Midland Bristol-Birmingham line... Class U1 2-6-0 rendered extinct... more

Carlisle Canal Shed Closed 17 June 1963

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Timeline for June 1963

Articles for June 1963
The second and final stage in the commissioning of the £5m marshalling yard at Kingmoor, Carlisle, completed... Kings Cross Top Shed, was closed at the commencement of the summer timetable... London-South Wales Speed-up... Parcels Experiment in East Anglia... The First Beeching Cuts are Tabled... Beeching Cuts in Scotland... C.P.C. Wagon Control at Cardiff... Chessington Coal Railhead... Paddington Modernisation Completed... Over 350 Type 4s on Order... Darlington English Electric Works to Close... more
Motive Power Changes and Notes for June 1963
Carlisle Canal, Crewe Gresty Lane and Hellifield sheds closed June 17th... Two more Coronations 46247/46252 withdrawn... Royal Scot 46100 bought by Butlins... Castle 5050 travelled through to Portsmouth... 46250 on Stafford Road shed... Hall 6969 passed through Tamworth High Level... Closure of Grantham shed deferred... 46245 headed special excursion Kings Cross to Doncaster... Sheffield Darnall depot closed to steam June 17... D1038 travelled through to York... 45694 at Bridlington on excursion from Dewsbury... 70000 on St. Philips Marsh shed... First Bulleid Pacifies Withdrawn... more

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