Darlington Works

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Darlington Works

Post by Malcolm » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:26 am

These are definitely the last I'm going to post for a long time.
I think I've maybe overdone the images a bit, and certain circumstances here in Japan have spiralled out of my control so I'll give it a rest.
I have enjoyed reading all the comments.

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Re: Darlington Works

Post by Trestrol » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:39 am

Funny to think this site is now a supermarket. Although the works clock exists on the outside wall. I was only looking at the site yesterday on Windows maps and it seems some of the perimater wall still exists and maybe a few small buildings around the edge of the site. Thanks for sharing the photos they have been most interesting.

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Re: Darlington Works

Post by brsince78 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:53 pm


You have definitely saved the best for last. The picture of what looks like a Pacific under repair. Is it an A2? or perhaps even a V2? Can you or someone on here identify it?

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Re: Darlington Works

Post by 52A » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:23 pm

It looks like a V2 to me, it also has 806 chalked on the cylinder cover.

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Re: Darlington Works

Post by stembok » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:54 pm

The 806 on the cylinder cover would seem to support 60806, though Yeadon gives the outshopping date for 806 as 5/10/62 while the photo is dated 22/10/62? In the 1950s and early 1960s the ex LNER Pacifics went to Doncaster for shopping .This changed in 1963 when Darlington began to repair Pacifics once again for its last couple of years, as Doncaster closed to steam repairs. From around late 1956 -61 Darlington was responsible for all V2 works repairs. From late 1961 Doncaster again took over responsibility for the ER members of the V2 class, though with withdrawals of the class beginning, relatively few repairs actually took place.
It is interesting to see the engine being painted in situ, Darlington Works not possessing a separate paint shop facility, as enjoyed by Doncaster.

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Re: Darlington Works

Post by PinzaC55 » Wed May 20, 2009 8:41 pm

I have have posted some shots of North Road Works just before it was demolished here -http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinzac55/3276668811/

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Re: Darlington Works

Post by 52D » Thu May 21, 2009 12:46 am

Old DC cranes still being used judging by the 2 conductor bars in pics.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Darlington Works

Post by twa_dogs » Fri May 22, 2009 6:42 pm

thanks for sharing those. Coming from Darlo, though a bit later than those scenes, I vaguely remember the works in the condition shown by Pinza's flickr stream (BTW it was Morrison's who redeveloped the main site and are still there today) but only ever seem to see the same views of the shops taken on open days/weekends so thank you for bringing forward something new.

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