_________________ D5909 _________________

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Date Withdrawn: 07.03.71.

Allocation History

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 Withdrawn 7/3/71.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.

Photographs of D5909 on this site...

D5909 & D5059 Bounds Green

D5909 Stratford 06.03.63

D9005 & D5909 Hitchin 31.08.65

D5909 Finsbury Park 12/65

D5909 Offord 30.01.70

D5909 Hitchin 07/70

D5909 Hitchin 1970

D5909 Stratford c1971

D5909 Stratford c1971

D5909 Stratford 03.01.72

D5905 & D5909 Stratford 03.01.72

D5909 Stratford 31.12.72

 

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