English Electric No. 2386.
Built: Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows.
Date To Service: 19.06.59.
Original Allocation: 34B (Hornsey).
Date Withdrawn: 07.03.71.
|34B 19/6/59. 34G 4/60, engine failure 1962. Stored Stratford then to Vulcan Foundry for refurbishment 7/63. 34G 7/64. Only class 23 to receive BR blue livery. D5905/09 were kept especially for Engineers trains after the withdrawal of the rest, as it is reported drivers preferred the draught-free cabs to those of the more abundant Brush Type 2s. That said, it was more likely that the 'official' reason was to temporarily cover Brush type 2's which were absent due to being fitted with air-braking equipment. Withdrawn 7/3/71. Stored Finsbury Park 7/3/71 and Stratford 3/71-6/73. To G. Cohen 6/73. Locomotive cut-up at G. Cohen, Kettering 10/73.|
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