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No Artist - Westerns - Diesel Hydraulics On The Western Region in 1974 download album

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  • Album: Westerns - Diesel Hydraulics On The Western Region in 1974
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  • Released: 1975
  • Style: Field Recording
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No Artist - Westerns - Diesel Hydraulics On The Western Region in 1974 download album

More scenes of these diesels working out of Paddington, through Sonning Cutting and at Reading General.

WR diesel hydraulic D1053 Western Patriarch in platform 1a with a London Paddington train via St Andrew's Junction & the GWR line. The engine is located just by the end of the roofed section & so daylight can illuminate the front while the rest of the train is in the perpetual New Street gloom. The loco was painted in an experimental livery of turquoise blue and ivory with yellow warning panels on the front. The new British Rail double arrow symbol appeared on the cab sides. The Brush Type 4 locomotive later became known as the Class 47 and D1733 was renumbered 47853.

1067 Western Druid and another Western in the siding at St Erth. Possibly April 11 1974. Presumably they are about to head milk trains up to London. 1013 Western Ranger in Sonning cutting 28/09/1974 at speed with the1B39 Paddington - Paignton D1013 had just emerged from an overhaul at Swindon, one of the last of the class to do so. Don Sharpe. Here a Western Region set forms the ?Bristol Pullman?.

When the Westerns were introduced in 1962 the Western Region had 226 diesel-hydraulics and 10 diesel-electrics (excluding shunters); by 1966 the numbers were 345 and 269 respectively. As a result, the early 1970s saw the decision taken to retire all the diesel-hydraulic types. Class 46 and Class 47 took over passenger and heavy freight while Class 25 covered the lighter duties. When the display of destination headcodes/reporting numbers on the front of trains was dropped in 1976, the instruction was given for them all to be set to "0000". On many Westerns, the headcode was set to display the loco's number in contravention of this directive and most surviving members of the class ran like this until they were scrapped Liveries.

Cowboys and gunslingers typically wear Stetson hats, neckerchief bandannas, vests, spurs, cowboy boots and buckskins (alternatively dusters).

DIESEL-HYDRAULIC MENU. The Western Region Archive. D7000 'Hymek' class introduction. The 'Hymek' class were unique by the fact that they were the only Type 3 diesel-hydraulics to be built as this design was not part of the Modernisation Plan for Britain's railways. British Railways organised a 'Hymek Swansong' tour on the 22nd of September 1973, hauled by D7001 and D7028. While the pair were waiting at Didcot, number D7026 ran through with an Oxford express as if to show that the class were far from finished. And so it turned out that way, as just four 'Hymeks' were withdrawn during 1974 leaving D7011/17/18/22/28 and 29 in service towards 1975. However the 'Hymek' survival could not last forever and in January 1975 D7028 was withdrawn, followed by D7029 in February and the last four in March.

D1000 Western Enterprise in experimental Desert Sand livery at Paddington, 1962. Photo by David Christie. 17 December at 04:57. How many Western class 52 nicknames were there. 16 December at 15:45. D1041 "Western Prince" at Fishguard Harbour on a Paddington service on 4/9/1976. Photo: Photographer Unknown.

Some stereo some mono UAD60079/80. DOF/HO/74 Printed in England. A product of Liberty United Artists Records Limited ®. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.


A1 Truro, December 3rd
A2 Midday On Dainton Bank, December 4th
A3 August 8th At Reading Station
A4 1029 Western Legionaire Races Through Warwick Station Fiften Minutes Late On September 10th With The 9.05 Am Paddington To Birmingham New Street Express
A5 From Inside The First Coach Of The 12.25 Pm Birmingham To Paddington On October 17th
A6 7.40 Pm Near The Summit Of Hemerdon Bank, South Devon On December 2nd
A7 "What The Driver Hears"
A8 Dainton Bank Again On The Morning Of December 4th
A9 1003 Western Trooper Arrives At Reading With A Passenger Train (1A45) From The West Country On August 8th
A10 A Western At Speed
A11 Again On August 24th, 1005 Western Venturer Leaves Reading Station With A Paddington-bound Passenger Train
A12 September 18th At 1.05 Pm Just South Of Leamington Spa Station
A13 A Class '52' Heading A Paddington-bound Passenger Train Up Hemerdon Bank On The Evening Of December 2nd
A14 Another '52' Passes Soon Afterwards Going Down Hemerdon Bank
A15 Platform 3 At Leamington Spa Station On October 17th
A16 September 27th On Newton Abbot Station
A17 Hemerdon Bank On December 3rd
A18 Class '52' No. 1070 Western Gauntlett Hoots And Leaves Reading For Paddington
B1 Westbury Station, December 5th
B2 Inside The Cab Of 1049 Western Monarch Arriving At Birmingham New Street Station On October 18th The With 9.05 Am From Paddington
B3 1049 Again
B4 Fives Minutes Later, Another Passenger Express Follows 1049 Out Of Reading
B5 Dainton Bank At 12.50 Pm On December 4th
B6 1016 Western Gladiator Arrives At Platform 1 Taunton On August 13th, At Nine Minutes Past Three, With A 5880 Head Code And A Relief Train To Newton Abbot
B7 1015 Western Champion Passes Light Through Newton Abbot Station On August 14th
B8Q August 14th At Taunton Station
B9 A Motorail Train Storms Through Teignmouth Station At 4.20 Pm Behind 1033 Western Trooper Taking Some Late Holidaymakers Home From The West Country On September 28th
B10 Hemerdon Bank On The Evening Of December 2nd
B11 Travelling Behind 1037 Western Empress On October 17th, The 12.25 Pm Ex-birmingham New Street Leaves Solihull Bound For Leamington Spa And Paddington
B12 December 3rd At The Summit Of Hemerdon Bank
B13 1048 Western Lady Arrives At Teignmouth Station With A London-bound Express (1A05) On August 14th
B14 A D.M.U. Is Quickly Overtaken By 1029 Western Legionnaire As They Both Leave Reading For Paddington Station On August 24th
B15 Reading Station August 30th
B16 Five O'clock At The Summit Of Hemerdon Bank On December 2nd
B17 With Engines At Full Throttle 1037 Western Empress Pulls Away From Solihull Station On October 17th With The 9.05 Am Paddington To Birmingham
B18 Western Ruler Grinds To A Halt At Taunton Station With China Clay Empties Bound For The West Country, Then Gets The All Clear, Acknowledges It And Moves Slowly Away
B19 The Westbound Milk Empties Behind 1046 Western Marquis Slow Down For A Signal Check East Of Reading Station

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  • Made By – The Decca Record Company Limited
  • Printed By – Robert Stace


  • Arranged By – Nigel Fletcher, Rob Woodward
  • Compiled By – Nigel Fletcher, Rob Woodward
  • Recorded By – Nigel Fletcher, Rob Woodward