D0280 Falcon

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Tiptreeman
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D0280 Falcon

Post by Tiptreeman » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:14 pm

The January 1962 edition of Modern Railways notes that D0280 Falcon was trialed on the former GER lines in November 1961 on the Liverpool-Norwich lone...does any member have any records of this visit or know of any photographs of the loco when operating during this period on the ex Great Eastern Lines?

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Re: D0280 Falcon

Post by burnie » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:49 pm

There's a photo of this loco around this period in the "Mainline Lament" showing this loco stored at the back of the Brush works in Loughborough awaiting dismantling, I haven't seen any other images , though this image could be a year or so later as it's not dated. I remember seeing the loco during this period in the Leicester area.

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Re: D0280 Falcon

Post by Blink Bonny » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:27 pm

Ay up!

Falcon was tried out on all lines, having a Pullman train from Sheffield down the GC at one point.

She was bought by BR and renumbered 1200 and sent to the Western Region where her Maybach engines were familiar. The rundown of the Western Ragion hydraulics condemned her to a short life before scrapping.
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Re: D0280 Falcon

Post by ArthurK » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:07 pm

Here is D0280 arriving at Kings Cross 1962/3.
Book5 49_5.jpg
I am not familiar with the head codes but this should help to identify the train.
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Re: D0280 Falcon

Post by JASd17 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:35 pm

Arthur,

I believe it is the later version of the Master Cutler.

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Re: D0280 Falcon

Post by robertcwp » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:38 am

JASd17 wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Arthur,

I believe it is the later version of the Master Cutler.

John
Correct, the up Master Cutler was 1B20 and the unnamed afternoon up working, often referred to as the Sheffield Pullman, was 1B21.

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Re: D0280 Falcon

Post by JASd17 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:52 am

Many thanks for the confirmation Robert.

Best regards,

John

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Re: D0280 Falcon

Post by robertcwp » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:12 am

Here is 1B21 at Oakleigh Park:
ImageD0280_1B21_8-62 by Robert Carroll, on Flickr

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Re: D0280 Falcon

Post by JASd17 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:30 am

Just north of the station heading south to KX.

John

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