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_________ Power Unit 427 _________



2332 - Photo: Eddie Holden.

Power unit, most likely 427 (see close-up photo below), in No.4 bay Crimpsalls, Doncaster Works, on the 17th June 1979.

 


With 55010 (D9010) "THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERER" expected on works with a time expired power unit (No.430), what is believed to be unit No.427, waits in the Crimpsall Erecting shops at Doncaster Works on Sunday 17th June 1979. 55010 arrived the following day and was released back to traffic on the 20th June.

427's history table is seen below with the inclusion to 55010 in June 1979 highlighted...
 

 

Locomotive:

Installation:

(No.1/2 End)

Off Works:

(Fitted)

On Works:

(Removed)

Fault/Reason For Removal:

Notes:

01

D9009

2

21/07/61

30/11/61

Broken con rod

Out RSH

02

D9000

1

07/03/62

19/12/62

Suspect fractured liner

In RSH

03

D9009

2

20/03/63

10/03/64

Loco due classified repair

 

04

D9006

1

02/06/64

31/05/65

Loco due classified repair

 

05

D9018

2

04/06/65

20/07/65

Water in sump

 

06

D9001

2

02/11/65

06/07/66

Water pump drive defect

 

07

D9006

1

21/07/66

26/07/66

No details

 

08

D9015

1

31/08/66

16/01/67

Loco due classified repair

 

09

D9008

1

21/01/67

02/06/67

Loco due classified repair

 

10

D9019

1

10/11/67

13/01/68

No details

 

11

D9002

2

01/02/68

02/12/68

Loco due classified repair

 

12

D9008

2

30/12/68

11/03/69

No.5 con rod through crankcase

 

13

D9014

1

27/06/69

27/10/69

Loco due classified repair

 

14

D9015

2

11/11/69

10/10/70

Loco due classified repair

 

15

9010

2

11/12/70

07/04/71

Breathing heavy

 

16

9014

1

23/07/71

12/04/72

Defective cylinder liner

 

17

9005

1

17/07/72

04/09/72

C bank liner seal leaking

 

18

9014

1

26/09/72

17/01/73

High copper content in oil

 

19

9004

1

23/01/73

30/01/73

Dephased

 

20

9018

1

15/02/73

20/06/73

Liner seal leaking

 

21

9012

1

13/09/73

18/09/74

Loco due classified repair

 

22

55001

2

23/09/74

25/09/74

Loco due classified repair

 

23

55009

1

27/09/74

11/01/75

Con rod through crankcase

 

24

55010

2

08/08/75

05/02/76

Breathing heavy

 

25

55020

1

02/03/76

27/05/76

Suspect con rod adrift

 

26

55011

1

24/06/76

26/07/76

Disengaged from generator

 

27

55010

1

19/08/76

21/09/76

Loco due classified repair

 

28

55006

2

26/09/76

05/02/77

Breathing heavy

 

29

55020

2

27/04/77

28/01/78

Aerating

 

30

55005

2

10/03/78

22/08/78

Dephased

 

31

55010

1

20/06/79

25/07/79

To allow 55009 back to traffic

 

32

55009

2

26/07/79

30/05/80

Defective scavenger

 

33

55022

2

05/08/80

15/08/80

Aerating

 

34

55010

1

17/10/80

18/08/81

Main generator faults

 

35

55004

2

11/09/81

05/01/82

Locomotive withdrawn (Dephased)

 

Installed in 16 locomotives: 00/01/02/04/05/06/08/09/10/11/12/14/15/18/19/20

Power unit scrapped

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