Midland "Peaks",  Summer 1973

 

With the School Holidays starting on July 17th and lasting 6 weeks me and a few other locals spent far too much  time at Luton station watching the power. The list is by no means comprehensive but our "Peaks" were the dominant Midland power back then. Just "Peaks" viewed at Luton are included, the Holbeck (HO)45's  were less common averaging 5 a day, class 46's were regular visitors too. Those in Derby Works are listed for reference.

 Class 44's were a few a year and none were seen. So an awful lot of "Peaks" passed through Luton in that Summer holiday, a mix of new TOPS and old "real" numbers too.

Enjoy the local nostalgia....!!! 

 

 

Loco no as seen

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Addit Notes:

New no

Date

45001

HO

 

45001

140873

45002

TO

 

45002

170873

45003

TO

 

45003

310773

45004

TO

 

45004

080973

79

TO

1M79- 1500 Sheffield-St Pancras

45005

170773

89

HO

 

45006

---------

119

TO

 

45007

---------

90

TO

 

45008

170773

37

CW

Dunstable branch cement

45009

310773

112

HO

 

45010

280773

12

HO

 

45011

080973

108

TO

 

45012

310773

20

HO

 

45013

---------

137

HO

 

45014

---------

14

HO

 

45015

300773

16

HO

 

45016

---------

23

HO

 

45017

---------

15

HO

 

45018

---------

33

HO

 

45019

230873

26

HO

 

45020

170773

25

HO

 

45021

---------

60

HO

 

45022

---------

54

CW

1E41 - 0905 St Pancras-Sheffield

45023

170773

17

HO

 

45024

170773

19

HO

Derby Works 050873

45025

---------

21

HO

 

45026

190773

24

HO

 

45027

---------

27

HO

 

45028

---------

30

HO

 

45029

---------

31

HO

 

45030

---------

36

TO

 

45031

310773

38

CW

 

45032

170773

39

TO

 

45033

170873

42

HO

 

45034

310773

44

HO

 

45035

---------

45

HO

 

45036

---------

46

CW

 

45037

020873

48

HO

 

45038

---------

49

HO

 

45039

---------

50

HO

 

45040

310773

53

HO

 

45041

130873

57

CW

 

45042

---------

58

HO

 

45043

---------

63

TO

 

45044

---------

76

TO

 

45045

170873

68

TO

 

45046

250873

69

HO

 

45047

170773

70

TO

 

45048

170773

71

TO

 

45049

170773

72

TO

 

45050

170873

74

TO

 

45051

210873

75

TO

 

45052

190773

76

HO

 

45053

---------

95

TO

 

45054

170773

84

TO

 

45055

---------

91

TO

 

45056

170773

93

TO

 

45057

170773

97

TO

 

45058

170773

98

TO

 

45059

---------

100

TO

 

45060

250873

101

HO

 

45061

310773

103

TO

Loco dead, drag by 1868

45062

190773

104

TO

 

45063

---------

105

TO

 

45064

---------

110

TO

 

45065

190773

114

TO

 

45066

280773

115

TO

 

45067

300773

118

TO

 

45068

---------

121

TO

 

45069

020873

122

TO

 

45070

---------

125

HO

 

45071

---------

127

TO

 

45072

280773

129

HO

 

45073

030873

131

TO

 

45074

280773

132

TO

 

45075

170773

134

TO

 

45076

170773

136

TO

 

45077

180773

 

 

 

 

 

45101

TO

1M86 - 0950 Glasgow C-St Pancras

45101

190773

45102

TO

 

45102

190773

45103

TO

 

45103

170773

45104

TO

 

45104

170873

45105

TO

 

45105

290773

45106

TO

 

45106

280773

45107

TO

 

45107

280773

45108

TO

6O85 - Wellbeck Coll-Northfleet MGR

45108

170773

45109

HO

 

45109

280773

73

TO

 

45110

---------

65

TO

Derby Works 050873

45111

---------

45112

TO

 

45112

080973

80

TO

Derby Works 050873

45113

---------

94

TO

Derby Works 050873

45114

---------

81

TO

 

45115

170773

47

TO

 

45116

170773

35

TO

 

45117

030973

67

TO

 

45118

150873

34

TO

 

45119

290773

107

TO

 

45120

---------

18

TO

 

45121

210873

11

TO

 

45122

170773

52

CW

 

45123

190773

28

HO

 

45124

---------

123

TO

Derby Works 050873

45125

---------

32

HO

 

45126

---------

87

TO

 

45127

170773

113

TO

 

45128

290773

111

TO

 

45129

300773

117

TO

 

45130

---------

124

TO

 

45131

---------

22

HO

 

45132

---------

40

CW

 

45133

150873

126

TO

 

45134

170773

99

TO

 

45135

170773

88

TO

 

45136

150873

56

CW

 

45137

170773

92

TO

 

45138

170873

109

TO

 

45139

020873

102

TO

 

45140

---------

82

TO

 

45141

280773

83

TO

 

45142

---------

62

TO

 

45143

---------

55

CW

 

45144

030973

128

TO

 

45145

020873

66

TO

 

45146

170773

41

CW

 

45147

020873

130

TO

 

45148

---------

135

TO

 

45149

230873

78

TO

Derby Works 050873

45150

---------

 

 

 

 

 

138

LA

5C90 1845 Bedford-Cricklewood ECS

46001

170773

141

LA

 

46004

170773

142

LA

1C10-0652 Derby-St Pancras

46005

170773

 

146

LA

 

46009

150873

149

BR

 

46012

190773

152

BR

 

46015

280773

155

BR

 

46018

250873

180

GD

 

46043

290773

183

GD

 

46046

030873

186

GD

 

46049

170873

187

GD

 

46050

020873

188

GD

 

46051

300773

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total viewed at Luton in Summer 73..

 

class 45 82 out of 127

class 46 12 out of 56

 

Power where are they now…?, 2014.

 

All scrapped except...

 

45015 - Battlefield (state)

45041 - Midland Railway Centre

45060 - Barrow Hill

45105 - Barrow Hill

45108 - Midland Railway Centre

45112 - Barrow Hill

45118 - RVEL, Derby

45125 - Great Central South

45132 - Epping

45133 - Midland Railway Centre

45135 - East Lancs

45149 - Glos-Warks

46010 - Great Central North

46035 - Railway Age, Crewe

46045 - Midland Railway Centre

 

Thanks to "The Allocation History" books for the detailed loco allocations...

 

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