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Numbers Carried
Type Number Date From
Pre TOPS E3009 07/10/1960

Locomotive Specifics
Class 81
Wheels Bo-Bo
Builder Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company
Works Number 1091
To Service 07/10/1960
Withdrawn 24/08/1968
Time in Service 7 yrs, 10 mths , 17 dys
Cut Up 01/08/1968
Cut At Locomotive Works Crewe, Cheshire
Video Clip Pathe news report on the Hixon disaster.
Status Scrapped

Code Name Date From
   Withdrawn on 24/08/1968

Date Event Details Source See Also
07/10/1960 To Service To service as E3009
Built at Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company
06/01/1968 Sightings On 6th January 1968, E3009 was working the 11:30 Manchester-Euston when it was in a massive collision at Hixon in Staffordshire. It hit a 148ft long transporter vehicle that was moving a 120 ton electrical transformer for storage at Hixon airfield while travelling at 75mph. The locomotive and first 5 carriages were destroyed and it is perhaps fortunate that only eleven people were killed as the carnage was great. A detailed report can be found at Wikipedia and the Government report is viewable here.  
01/08/1968 Scrapped Broken up by Locomotive Works: Crewe, Cheshire    
24/08/1968 Withdrawn Condemned as E3009    

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