BLAYDON Shed

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BLAYDON Shed

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:57 pm

I have recently seen one or two photos showing Pacifics in BR days on Blaydon shed and wonder why?
What were they doing there?
I know a handful of withdrawn late 62/early 63 locos were stored at Blaydon that winter but the shots I'm referring to are a little earlier with "healthy-looking" engines in steam

Did they have any regular workings that supported their visits?

Thanks chaps
Eric
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Re: BLAYDON Shed

Post by ArthurK » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:32 pm

STAFFORDA4 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:57 pm
I have recently seen one or two photos showing Pacifics in BR days on Blaydon shed and wonder why?
What were they doing there?
I know a handful of withdrawn late 62/early 63 locos were stored at Blaydon that winter but the shots I'm referring to are a little earlier with "healthy-looking" engines in steam

Did they have any regular workings that supported their visits?

Thanks chaps
Eric
Stafford
Gateshead Shed was being rebuilt at that time. Large locos were serviced at Blaydon during that period. Pacifcs and V3s were amongst those diverted from Gateshead
Book 6 3_6.jpg
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Re: BLAYDON Shed

Post by 52D » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:18 pm

Yes Tweedmouth also recieved big locos at that period although some were cascaded down as the main was being dieselised and the Pacifics were used as station pilot/thunderbird duties.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: BLAYDON Shed

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:06 pm

thank you Gents
I'm guessing this 52A rebuilding would be 1961-62 then

As an aside does any kind correspondent have a list of which Pacifics were stored at Blaydon in the winter of 62/3?
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Re: BLAYDON Shed

Post by ArthurK » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:44 pm

STAFFORDA4 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:57 pm
I have recently seen one or two photos showing Pacifics in BR days on Blaydon shed and wonder why?
What were they doing there?
I know a handful of withdrawn late 62/early 63 locos were stored at Blaydon that winter but the shots I'm referring to are a little earlier with "healthy-looking" engines in steam

Did they have any regular workings that supported their visits?

Thanks chaps
Eric
Stafford
STAFFORDA4 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:06 pm
thank you Gents
I'm guessing this 52A rebuilding would be 1961-62 then

As an aside does any kind correspondent have a list of which Pacifics were stored at Blaydon in the winter of 62/3?
Thanks
Eric
Don't have all of them but those I photographed included J39, V2, A3s and A2s.

Numbers noted were 64942, 60934, 60078. 60539, 60511, 60072 and 64921.

I will add some photos

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Re: BLAYDON Shed

Post by ArthurK » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:52 pm

Photos as promised
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Re: BLAYDON Shed

Post by ArthurK » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:55 pm

And more
Book 6 3_3.JPG
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Later there were 4 J39s stored behind the shed just west of the Scotswood railway bridge. I didn't have many J39 photos so I struggled through the undergrowth to photograph them. They were 64942 (moved from its previous resting place), 64865, 64936 and 64860.
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Re: BLAYDON Shed

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:23 am

thank you Arthur; most kind and very interesting
Eric

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