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Numbers Carried
Type Number Date From Notes
Pre TOPS (Pre Tops) D255 11/01/1960  
TOPS (Tops) 40055 04/1974  

Locomotive Specifics
Class as Built 40
Subclass/Rebuild History
Wheels 1Co-Co1
Builder English Electric Vulcan Foundry
Fittings (as built)
Train Brakes Vacuum Brakes fitted
Steam Boiler Stone OK4625
Multiple Fitting Blue Star
Other Details Disc Route Indicators
Early form of ETH
To Service 11/01/1960 to Derby (17A)
Withdrawn 14/11/1982
Time in Service 22 yrs, 10 mths , 3 dys
Cut Up 01/05/1983
Cut At Locomotive Works (Doncaster)
Information Due classified repair,power unit problems
Status Scrapped

Code Name Date From
17A Derby (New) on 11/01/1960
5A Crewe North w/e 23/01/1960
1B Camden w/e 26/03/1960
12B Carlisle Upperby w/e 02/07/1960
WL Western Lines (LMR) w/e 28/05/1966
8F Springs Branch (Wigan) w/e 25/11/1967
D08 Liverpool Division on 17/06/1968
D10 Preston Division w/e 09/05/1970
55C Healey Mills w/e 01/05/1971
55B York (North) w/e 11/11/1972
D09 Manchester Division w/e 03/02/1973
SP Springs Branch (Wigan) w/e 07/07/1973
LO Longsight w/e 10/05/1975
SP Springs Branch (Wigan) 2w/e 10/01/1976
   Withdrawn on 14/11/1982

Date Modified Order Number Modification Status Charged to Capital Charged to Revenue Total Cost
02/1972   Dual Braked        

Start Event Details Source See Also
11/01/1960 To Service To service as British Railways Number 255
Built at English Electric Vulcan Foundry
Allocated to Derby (17A)
23/01/1960 Allocation Reallocated to Crewe North (5A)    
26/03/1960 Allocation Reallocated to Camden (1B)    
02/07/1960 Allocation Reallocated to Carlisle Upperby (12B)    
28/05/1966 Allocation Reallocated to Western Lines (LMR) (WL)    
25/11/1967 Allocation Reallocated to Springs Branch (Wigan) (8F)    
17/06/1968 Allocation Reallocated to Liverpool Division (D08)    
09/05/1970 Allocation Reallocated to Preston Division (D10)    
01/05/1971 Allocation Reallocated to Healey Mills (55C)    
02/1972 Modification Modification: Dual Braked    
11/11/1972 Allocation Reallocated to York (North) (55B)    
03/02/1973 Allocation Reallocated to Manchester Division (D09)    
07/07/1973 Allocation Reallocated to Springs Branch (Wigan) (SP)    
04/1974 Renumbered Renumbered to 40055    
10/05/1975 Allocation Reallocated to Longsight (LO)    
10/01/1976 Allocation Reallocated to Springs Branch (Wigan) (SP)    
14/11/1982 Withdrawn Condemned as 40055    
01/05/1983 Scrapped Broken up by Locomotive Works: Doncaster    

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