_________________ Major Component Files _________________

_________ Power Unit 429 _________



1392 - Photo: Bob Peach.

Deltic detritus at the rear of Doncaster Works on 10th March 1981. The cutting of 55003 (D9003) "MELD" continues as Power unit 429 (ex 55013) lies at the rear of Doncaster Works awaiting scrapping, the power unit had already had its exhaust collector drum removed for further use after being condemned with a suspect fractured liner in February. Meanwhile power unit 435 (ex 55017), now time expired, is seen covered by a tarpaulin and available as a source of spares.
429's history table is seen below...

 

Locomotive:

Installation:
(No.1/2 End)

Off Works:
(Fitted)

On Works:
(Removed)

Fault/Reason For Removal:

Notes:

01

D9011

1

24/08/61

25/03/63

Loco due classified repair

 

02

D9019

2

02/08/63

06/05/64

Loco due classified repair

 

03

D9002

2

26/06/64

12/10/64

Loco due classified repair

 

04

D9004

2

07/05/65

29/01/66

No details

 

05

D9019

2

22/03/66

01/11/66

Loco due classified repair

 

06

D9001

2

30/03/67

26/02/68

Loco due classified repair

 

07

D9006

2

11/04/68

07/06/68

No details

 

08

D9012

2

23/10/68

09/01/69

No details

 

09

D9013

1

31/01/69

13/08/69

No details

 

10

D9017

2

04/10/69

11/05/70

Loco due classified repair

 

11

9015

1

30/05/70

10/10/70

To allow 9018 back to traffic

 

12

9018

2

16/10/70

04/11/70

Suspect fractured liner

 

13

9015

1

13/02/71

15/05/71

Aerating (suspect fractured liner)

 

14

9013

1

30/06/71

29/10/71

Con rod through crankcase

 

15

9007

1

18/12/71

18/01/73

Crankcase holed

 

16

9014

1

29/03/73

13/08/73

Main generator fault

 

17

9015

2

21/08/73

13/05/74

Dephased

 

18

55015

2

10/09/74

23/05/75

Auxiliary generator drive failure

 

19

55012

2

24/06/75

30/06/75

Dephased

 

20

55010

1

15/07/75

29/07/75

Loco due classified repair

 

21

55019

1

05/08/75

17/09/75

To allow 55002 back to traffic

 

22

55002

2

18/09/75

24/10/75

Crankcase tie bolt

 

23

55018

1

13/03/76

27/08/76

Breathing heavy

 

24

55020

1

01/10/76

16/12/76

No details

 

25

55022

1

22/01/77

14/03/77

High spectrographic analysis

 

26

55021

2

28/04/77

01/12/77

Auxiliary fan shaft defect

 

27

55019

2

05/03/78

10/02/79

Breathing heavy

 

28

55012

1

31/03/79

24/04/79

C2 piston through crankcase

 

29

55010

2

16/10/79

09/12/79

Crankcase fractured

 

30

55013

1

23/02/80

02/02/81

Suspect fractured liner

 

Installed in 17 locomotives: 00/01/02/04/06/07/10/11/12/13/14/15/17/18/19/20/21
No record of use after 02/02/81 power unit scrapped

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