The Trevor Whelan Collection
Rail Images no.1:
Diesel traction 1970 - 1991

Here are a few samples of black and white images featuring diesel traction, depicting railway operations in Britain between 1970 and 1991.

I derive some satisfaction from having recorded a few modest fragments of railway history, but when I look back I cannot help but think of all the shots that were spoiled or that got away completely as I learned the art and craft of photography.

D1051; Bristol Temple Meads, 1973. Ref 000928
D1051
Bristol Temple Meads,
November 1973.
(000928)
Nameplate of Warship no.853; Old Oak Common, 1970. Ref 011903
D853's nameplate,
Old Oak Common,
September 1970.
(011903)
'Peak' no.158; Exeter St Davids, 1972. Ref 000321
(D)158
Exeter St Davids,
July 1972.
(000321)
D1023 'Western Fusilier'; Laira depot, 1974. Ref 001116
D1023
Laira Depot,
March 1974.
(001116)
'Diadem' and 'Highflyer'; Old Oak Common, 1970. 
Ref 011904
Diadem and Highflyer,
Old Oak Common, 1970.
(011904)
1200 'Falcon'; Newport Ebbw Junction, 1974. Ref 002624
1200 Falcon,
Newport Ebbw Junction,
1974.
(002624)
37 268, Liverpool Street, 1974. Ref 002018
37 268
Liverpool Street,
1974.
(002018)
33 004, Exeter St Davids, 1974. Ref 002504
33 004 is framed by
a signal gantry at
Exeter St Davids
in June 1974.
(002504)
Class 105 DMU at Hatfield, 1976. Ref 005507
Cravens (class 105) DMU,
Hatfield,
1976.
(005507)
55 003 approaching Hitchin, 1979. Ref 022229
55 003 at Hitchin on
5th June 1979, now
with white cab window surrounds. (022229)
46 018 leaving Kings Cross, 1975. Ref 003713
46 018 departs from
Kings Cross in the Spring of
1975, when the signal
box still graced the station
throat. (003713)
55 003 at Stevenage, 1979. Ref 020408
55 003 Meld calling at
Stevenage on a dull and
damp 13th March 1979.
Contrast this with the June
view opposite. (020408)
45 134 calling at Luton, January 1979. Ref 019834
45 134 calling at Luton
on 27th January 1979, with
recent snowfall evident. (019834)
HST at Leeds, 1979. Ref 023919
HST in original condition
at Leeds in July 1979.
(023919)
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway, 1981. Ref 041203
20 165/151
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway,
26th May 1981.
(041203)
37 039; Mallaig, 1981. Ref 043410
37 039 stands quietly at
Mallaig before working back
to Fort William,
6th August 1981.
(043410)
Bristol Temple Meads, August 1986. Ref 061613
50 031 & 43171
Bristol Temple Meads,
21st August 1986.
(061613)
Class 31/4 at Grindleford, November 1984. Ref 055810
31 453 disturbs a
tranquil scene at Grindleford,
20th November 1984.
(055810)
Class 33/1 at Bournemouth, 1985. Ref 057510
33 103 between duties
at Bournemouth,
22nd February 1985
(057510)
Class 141 at Knaresborough, 1988. Ref 069229
Class 141 (55533/13)
Knaresborough,
28th September 1988.
(069229)
50 025 on SEG railtour, West St Leonards, March 1986. Ref 059711
50 025 Invincible on
SEG railtour passing
West St Leonards,
15th March 1986.
(059711)
Hastings DEMU leaving Etchingham, May 1986. Ref 060804
1001 leads a 12-car formation
away from Etchingham;
3rd May 1986
(060804)
Kings Lynn, 1991. 
Ref 075002
08 713 & 37 026
Kings Lynn,
29th April 1991.
(075002)
47 572 at Cambridge, 1987. Ref 064614
47 572 running round at
Cambridge, 6th May 1987.
(064614)

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