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No: 12257   Contributor: Keith Long   Year: 1962   Manufacturer: BRCW, Smethwick, England   Country: England
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For a short period when new some Class 27 were allocated to Thornaby shed, here we see D5371 and D5370 departing from Neville Hill Leeds with a train of empty steel bolsters for Tees Yard 18th April 1962. Thornaby was the only shed that I saw useing the corridor connection between diesel locos, the 51L shed plate can bee seen below the works plate on D5370.

D5370 was built by BRC&W works No DEL213 in 1962 she was renumbered 27023 before been withdrawn in May 1986 and scrapped at V.Berry Leicester in August 1987.
D5371 was built by BRC&W works No DEL214 in 1962 she was renumbered 27024 before been withdrawn in July 1987 and is now preserved.

Picture added on 25 October 2011 at 09:01
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Yes indeed, the whole class eventually ended up in Scotland. I've never seen the gangway being used, as far as I know it was never done in Scotland with their original ones which double headed on West Highland trains or even with the locos that became 24s and 26s which worked over the Highland Line to Inverness. A gem of a photo.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 25 October 2011.
Thanks for the comment Paul. Thornaby used the class 24s on the same working and also used the gangway on these, the only other gangways I saw in use were between 10000 & 10001 and also 10201 & 10202 on the Royal Scot.

Added by Keith Long on 28 October 2011.
Giving your age away now- 10000/01......

Added by Paul Strathdee on 30 October 2011.
It's nice to be old enough to remember the railways when they were great.

Added by Keith Long on 04 November 2011.
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