A NOTE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS

All the colour photographs were taken by the author unless otherwise stated. At the present time most of the black and white photographs are from unknown sources. Part were obtained during the 1970's from various sales stands at numerous BR Open Days, whilst more recently many have been obtained through E-Bay, where provenance is frequently uncertain. If you know who may have taken them please let me know.

The pictures are generally from 50K to 175K, most are attached to a text which are updated/improved as time and information permits.





Class 24's (D5000 - D5150, 24001 - 24150)

5000/24005 24001 - 24003 24004 - 24006 24007 - 24008 24009
24015/16/17
24020/21 24023 24025 24026 - 24029
24030 - 24032 24033 - 24035 24038
24042/43/44 24049
24050 5051 24053 24054
24061 24062 - 24065
24074 24077 - 24079
24081 - 24083
24090 24094 24095 24098 - 24101
24102 - 24111 1960 - 1966 & 1974 - 1976 The Consett - Tyne Dock years
5114 - 24132
24133 - 24142 24143 - 24146 24147 - 24150

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Class 24's 1977 - 1980 Highlights from the final years of the LMR Class 24's.

Class 25's (5151 - 5299, 7500 - 7677, 25001 - 25327)

25001 25002 25003 25004 25005/06/07 25008/09
25010 25011 25012 25013 25014 25015 25016 25017 25018 25019
25020 25021 25022 25023 25024 25025 25026 25027 25028 25029
25030 25031 25032 25033 25034 25035 25036 25037 25038 25039
25040 25041 25042 25043 25044 25045 25046 25047 25048 25049
25050 25051 25052 25053 25054 25055 25056 25057 25058 25059
25060 25061 25062 25063 25064 25065 25066 25067 25068 25069
25070 25071 25072 25073 25074 25075 25076 25077 25078 25079
25080 25081 25082 25083 25084 25085 25086 25087 25088 25089
25090 25091 25092 25093 25094 25095 25096 25097 25098 25099
25100 25101 25102 25103 25104 25105 25106 25107 25108 25109
25110 25111 25112 25113 25114 25115 25116 25117 25118 25119
25120 25121 25122 25123 25124 - 25129, 25236 the original ICI limestone workings
25130 25131 25132 25133 25134 25135 25136 25137 25138 25139
25140 25141 25142 25143 25144 25145 25146 25147 25148 25149
25150 & 25151 25152 25153 25154 25155 25156 25157 25158 25159
25160 25161 25162 25163 25164 25165 25166 25167 25168 25169
25170 25171 25172 25173 25174 25175/76 25177 25178 25179
25180 25181/82 25183 25184 25185 25186 25187 25188 25189
25190/191 25192 25193 25194 25195 25196 25197 25198 25199
25200 25201 25202 25203 25204 25205 25206 25207 25208 25209
25210 25211 25212 25213 25214 25215 25216 25217 25218 & 25219
25220 25221 25222 25223/224 25225 25226 25227 25228 25229
25230 25231 25232 25233 25234 25235 25236 25237 25238 25239
25240 25241 25242 25243 25244 25245 25246/247 25248 25249
25250 25251 25252 25253 25254 25256 7605, 25257/258 25259
25260 25261 25262 25263 25264 25265 25266 25267 25268 25269
25270 25271 25272 25273 25274 25275 25276 25277 25278 25279
25280 25281 25282 25283 25284 25285 25286 25287 25288 25289
25290 25291 25292 25293 25294 25295 25296 25297 25298 25299
25300 25301 25302 - 25304 25305 25306 25307 25308 25309
25310 25311 25312 25313 25314 25315 25316 25317/318 25319
25320 25321 25322 25323 25324 25325 25326/327

25903 25904 25905 25906 25907 25908 25909 25912

The Ethels
March 1986 - March 1987 - The last year of operation for the Class 25's.

Class 25's - the first fifty withdrawals (May 1971 - October 1980).
Class 25's - the second fifty withdrawals (November 1980 - May 1981).
Class 25's - the third fifty withdrawals (May 1981 - November 1982).
Class 25's - the fourth fifty withdrawals (November 1982 - October 1983).
Class 25's - the fifth fifty withdrawals (November 1983 - June 1985).
Class 25's - the sixth fifty withdrawals (July 1985 - November 1986).
Class 25's - the last twenty seven (December 1986 - March 1987).

Basic details of the Class 24/25's.
Unidentified Class 24/25's.
Damaged Classes 24/25's
Class 25 Freight/Parcels workings.
The Mersey Ratcatcher - a brief look at the final Class 25 hauled railtour.
Royal Train Class 25's & the Royal Train workings.

The Class 33's: D6500 - D6597, 33001 - 33065, 33101 - 33119, 33201 - 33212

Class 33's Part 1: 1959 - 1977
Class 33's Part 2: 1978 - ??


The Peaks: D1 - D193, 44001 - 44010, 45001 - 45077, 45101 - 45150, 46001 - 46056

Class 44's.
Peaks on the NE/SW Route - Part 1 Edinburgh - Birmingham.
Peaks on the NE/SW Route - Part 2 Birmingham - Penzance.
Peaks on the St Pancras - Glasgow/Edinburgh Route.
Peaks on the secondary routes.
The Peaks last fling - 1987/1988.
The Demise of the Peaks.
The Named Class 45/46's.
Peaks and other Sulzers on the North Wales mainline.
WR adventures with some big Sulzers.
Devon & Cornwall, Peaks & Hydraulics.
Class 44/45/46 nose end styles & liveries.
The Class 46's 1980 - 1984.

11/12/13*
60/61/62*
106
46035/36/37*
46040

Derbyshire Views
South-West from Derby* Derby to Matlock* Westward from Woodhead Tunnel* Dore & Totley*Peak Forest - Northwich ICI limestone workings*

Derby Works Views
Derby Works 1947 - 1972
Derby Works 1973 - 1983
Derby Works 1984 - 2006

Details on the Derby Works test trains

Derby & its 1,010 diesels A brief look at the 1,010 diesel locomotives built at Derby Locomotive Works.

Around Derby Station
Station views 1958 onwards - a brief look

Snowy Days & other inclement weather

Snowy Days in the 1960's with introduction
Snowy Days in the 1970's
Snowy Days in the 1980's

Guest Pages
A showcase of Class 24/25 photographs provided by those that have stopped by this website.

Aylesbury A selection generally from the Aylesbury & Home Counties area.
Barrow Views of the Cumbrian coast line including Barrow, Whitehaven & Workington.
Chester Photographs from the Cheshire/Lancashire area.
60's & 70's Black & White Black & White views from around the country.
From a Railway Chaplain From the camera of the late Kevin Hughes.
Aberdeen area Sulzers and more from Mike Cooper.
Watford in the 1980's Class 25's around Watford and some withdrawn views.
Aberdeen - Elgin - a Class 25 hauled freight from 1977.
Rhyl & much more - Sulzers along the North Wales main line.
Colwyn Bay & the A55 - Sulzers & road improvements in the Colwyn Bay area.
Leamington Spa - Sulzer powered workings over the Washwood Heath - Banbury route.
Nuneaton - Memories from a Nuneaton driver.
Coventry - Nuneaton line - 1970/80's freight train memories.

Depot Histories
A look at the depots that had allocations of the Class 24/25's, includes fleet history and photographs.

Inverness   Thornaby    Willesden & Camden    Toton    Gateshead    Holbeck    Laira Springs Branch    Hither Green   
Holbeck Memories
The pages below are filled with memories and material provided by a Holbeck driver. Although the pages do contain alot of 'Sulzer' related material, they also contain much else that could be found in the Holbeck/Leeds area and the routes that Holbeck men operated over.

Part 1 - Depot details, weekday Pit Book workings & other memories.
Part 2 - Weekend Pit Book details, Deltic happenings, cab views and other memories.
Part 3 - Scenes from the cab & other locations of the Liverpool - Leeds route.
Part 4 - Scenes from the cab of the Leeds - Hull route, Road learning & Rescue jobs.
Part 5 - Scenes from the cab of the Settle - Carlisle route.
Part 6 - Scenes along the Leeds - Skipton - Morecambe route.
Part 7 - The NE/SW Derby - Leeds/Bradford route.

Bank Hall/Birkenhead Memories
Memories from a driver who worked both steam and diesels on British Railways from about 1961 to 2002 with an eight year gap spent working on the LAMCO Iron Ore railway in Liberia. Also linked is a page concerning Mal's father's career as a seaman from the 1930's to the 1980's, some of the vessels he sailed on were equipped with Sulzer engines.

Memories from Bank Hall Steam Memories 1960 - 1966.
Memories from Birkenhead Steam Memories 1966 - 1968.
A Birkenhead Driver's memories Diesel Memories 1968 - 1980.
Birkenhead to Liberia - working on the LAMCO Railway Part 1 Part 2.
Walter Pratt's ocean career Memories from a maritime career (1930's-1980's).

West Country Memories
Photographs and personal reminiscences from a correspondent who lived close by the Western Region mainline near Exeter during the heyday of the Class 25/45/46's.

West Country: A reflection between the 1970's & 2010 a glimpse of 40 years of change.
Exeter & beyond a few memories from the 1970's & 1980's.
Demise of the Peaks in the West Country The closing years of the Class 45/46's in the West Country.
Sulzers in West London memories of Classes 25/45/46's in the 1980's in West London.

And from the same correspondent a look at the Crewe - Cardiff line.

Crewe - Cardiff - A look at the route when the passenger trains were Class 25 hauled .

HS4000 'Kestrel' A look at the most powerful Sulzer powered diesel locomotive.
D0260 'Lion'' A brief look at the D0260 Lion and its builder BRC&W.
Design Changes A detailed look at design changes with the Class 24/25.
Blue Livery Differences Differences in the blue livery styles & number/emblem placement.
Class 24/25 cabs How the design evolved over ten years.
Scrapyard Views Views from various scrapyards at BR Workshops.
Private Scrapyard Views Views from various private scrapyards.
Vic Berry's Yard Views from Vic Berry's Leicester Yard.
An introspective about the 12LDA28C Engine Challenges concerning the 12LDA28C engine.
A Sulzer Engineer's Reminiscences Text & Views from 1959 - 1962.
A Sulzer Engineer's Memories Text & Views from 1965 - 1979.
Memories from a Vickers Armstrong worker Text from the 1960's.
A trip to Australia in search of the narrow gauge NSU diesels (2006).
A trip to Bolivia long extinct Sulzers and much more (2002).
A steam scrapyard at Uyuni, Bolivia (2002).
Millwright memories from Derby Works 1976 - 1982.
Fitter/Turner memories from Derby Works 1945 - 1963.
1957 - a year of change An unfinished page looking at 1957.
Associated Electrical Industries - a very brief introduction.

Armstrong Whitworth's Sulzer powered locos in the UK
Armstrong Whitworth worldwide production, 1929 - 1937.

Sulzer Engine Development for rail traction 1912 - 1990.
Sulzer Production Details a Worldwide Sulzer List - 'a work in progress'
Faur 125 LDH locomotives a brief look at these 6LDA28 powered locomotives.
12LVA24 engines in the Class 48's a potted history of the 12LVA24 engine.

Algeria*Argentina*
Australia - NSU Class NT Class
*Bolivia*Brazil*Bulgaria*Cameroun*Ceylon*China*Cuba*Ecuador*
France - 1938 262 DB 1 68000 series 65500 series French Shunters
*French West Africa*Germany*India*Ireland*Japan*Madagascar*Morocco*Nyasaland*Peru*Poland*Prussia & Saxony*
Roumania - 060 DA series 1938 double locomotive
Sierra Leone*South Manchuria*Spain
Switzerland - BmB 6/6 class*CFF 1001 & 1002*Luggage vans & railcars*
Tunisia*Thailand*USA *USSR

Help!! Can you assist in identifying these locations please??

Sulzer powered ships A little detour into ships powered by Sulzer engines

Miscellaneous Stuff Pages not related to any of the above

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