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Diesel Collection

Background imageDiesel Collection: Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station

Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station
A view of a Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station, c.1960s, showing passengers on platform. The Westerns were built in the early 1960s at Swindon and Crewe

Background imageDiesel Collection: Diesel Locomotive, The Royal Pioneer Corp, departing St Pancras, c1960

Diesel Locomotive, The Royal Pioneer Corp, departing St Pancras, c1960

Background imageDiesel Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station, c. 1936

Bristol Temple Meads Station, c. 1936
A view of Diesel Railcar No. 11, built by AEC, waiting at a platform at Bristol Temple Meads in c.1936. These new streamlined railcars were very much of their time

Background imageDiesel Collection: Drivers Ernie Simms and Brian Kervin on board diesel locomotive No. D7010

Drivers Ernie Simms and Brian Kervin on board diesel locomotive No. D7010
D7000 Hymek class locomotive

Background imageDiesel Collection: D865 Diesel Warship Class Locomotive, Zealous

D865 Diesel Warship Class Locomotive, Zealous
Class 42

Background imageDiesel Collection: GWR diesel electric shunter No. 1, 1933

GWR diesel electric shunter No. 1, 1933
An early GWR diesel electric shunter No.1, bought from Fowler & Co in 1933

Background imageDiesel Collection: HST Intercity 125 Design, c. 1980s

HST Intercity 125 Design, c. 1980s
An image of a HST Intercity 125 used by British Rail for a publicity Christmas card, c.1980s. The HST is shown coming towards us, with the train in perspective

Background imageDiesel Collection: Class 35 Hymek Locomotive No. D7067 with pristine livery in about 1966

Class 35 Hymek Locomotive No. D7067 with pristine livery in about 1966. These Type 3 Diesel Hydraulic locomotives operated on the Western Region

Background imageDiesel Collection: Ballingham Station, c. 1960s

Ballingham Station, c. 1960s
A view looking north towards Hereford as a diesel train approaches the station. This line was once part of the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway

Background imageDiesel Collection: Livery diagram for a Class 52 Western locomotive in 1963

Livery diagram for a Class 52 Western locomotive in 1963
Livery diagram for a Class 52 Western locomotive, 1963 This drawing shows the experimental livery colour Golden Ochre. The colour was only applied to No

Background imageDiesel Collection: Class 52 Western Locomotive No. D1000 Western Enterprise

Class 52 Western Locomotive No. D1000 Western Enterprise, the first Western to be built at Swindon Works. Type 4 diesel hydraulic locomotives built at Swindon Works and Crewe Works between 1961

Background imageDiesel Collection: Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic refuelling plant at Swindon Works

Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic refuelling plant at Swindon Works
Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic at the fuelling plant in Swindon. A diesel hydraulic engine type built at Swindon Works between 1958 and 1961

Background imageDiesel Collection: A driver at the controls of a diesel locomotive in about 1980

A driver at the controls of a diesel locomotive in about 1980

Background imageDiesel Collection: A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at Swindon Works in about 1980

A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at Swindon Works in about 1980
A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at British Rail Engineering Ltd workshops at Swindon in about 1980

Background imageDiesel Collection: Class 55 Deltic Locomotive No. 55015 at Barry Open Day in 1990

Class 55 Deltic Locomotive No. 55015 at Barry Open Day in 1990. Built by English Electric in 1961 and 1962. Despite only 22 of this class being built

Background imageDiesel Collection: Class 31 diesel locomotive No. 5583, built in 1960

Class 31 diesel locomotive No. 5583, built in 1960
Class 31 locomotive No. 5583 was built by Brush Traction and entered service in January 1960

Background imageDiesel Collection: Class 37 Diesel Locomotive No. D6882 at Bristol Temple Meads, 1960s

Class 37 Diesel Locomotive No. D6882 at Bristol Temple Meads, 1960s
Class 37 Diesel Locomotive No. D6882 at Bristol Temple Meads in the early 1960s. Also known as the English Electric Type 3

Background imageDiesel Collection: Jayne Clarke on No. 1023 Western Fusilier at Swindon Works, 1973

Jayne Clarke on No. 1023 Western Fusilier at Swindon Works, 1973
Swindon Works employee Jayne Clarke is the subject of this stylish photograph. Jayne started at the Works upon leaving school and worked her way up to the position of supervisor

Background imageDiesel Collection: Intercity 125 with St Michaels Mount

Intercity 125 with St Michaels Mount
A view of an Inter-city 125 nearing Penzance in Cornwall with St Michaels Mount in the background. Here the main line runs parallel with Long Rock Beach between Penzance and Marazion

Background imageDiesel Collection: BR First Class Carriage, c1960s

BR First Class Carriage, c1960s
Comfort in the era of diesel

Background imageDiesel Collection: Diesel Railcar No 1 at Paddington Station, 1st December 1933

Diesel Railcar No 1 at Paddington Station, 1st December 1933
A view of diesel railcar No 1 at Paddington station, London on 1st December 1933. Built by AEC in the same year, the railcar is seen here waiting for its press run to Reading alongside No 6001 King

Background imageDiesel Collection: Diesel Railcar No 1 undergoing work in A Shop at Swindon Works

Diesel Railcar No 1 undergoing work in A Shop at Swindon Works in the 1930s

Background imageDiesel Collection: The drivers cab of Class 122 Diesel Car W55000 in 1958

The drivers cab of Class 122 Diesel Car W55000 in 1958
The modern controls in the cab of Class 122 Diesel Car W55000 built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. in 1958


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