3124 - Photo:  Nigel Petre Collection.

Perhaps the final dignity bestowed on 55014 (D9014) "THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT" as a headboard is placed on its front end prior to its scrapping begins...

0815 - Photo: Nigel Petre.

55014 (D9014) "THE DUKE OF WELLINGTONS REGIMENT" is reduced to scrap at Doncaster Works during February 1982...

0814 - Photo: Nigel Petre.


0813 - Photo: Nigel Petre.

...Plenty to contemplate - note two Napier power units lie on the ground at the back and are most likely to be No.s 437 and 457. Both these power units had been fitted to 55002, however, due to faults on each both were swapped for those fitted to 55014 (442 and 449) at Stratford Works...

0812 - Photo: Nigel Petre.


0643 - Photo: Mike Cooper Collection.

...A few days later 'The Duke' is virtually a memory.