This was achieved, quite simply, by removing the steam heating boiler and fitting a larger 8 cylinder 8LDA28 version of the 6 cylinder engine.
This was possible because of the traffic requirements of the Southern Region : locomotive-hauled passenger traffic depended on seasonal tourist traffic and was heavier in the summer, when carriage heating was not needed. In the winter, their expected use was to be for freight.
Thus, they became the most powerful BR Bo-Bo diesel locomotive. They were very similar in appearance to class 26 locos, but carried Southern Region eastoeigh headcode blinds between the cab windows. The original sequence was D—D The locomotives were initially needed, unusually, because of an electrification scheme. The 'Kent Coast scheme' was one of five major electrification schemes put forward by the Modernisation Plan. On secondary and branch lines not electrified, such as Tonbridge — West St.
Leonardsdiesel electric multiple units would work passenger services.
On the South Eastern section, electrification was to be carried out in two phases. Phase 1 would cover the north Kent routes via Chatham and Margate including the Sheerness linewhich had not featured in any electrification proposals. Bo-Bo diesel locomotives would be needed, plus 20 electric locomotives. The locomotives would be used dating a mixed race person passenger, van and freight trains, as well as working inter-regional services.
By Aprilit was apparent that the new locomotives would not be powerful enough, as the Southern Region was intent on eliminating the steam heating of its trains in favour of electric train heating ETH. This was against the competitive tendering policy in force at the time, but was done as it was thought that this would be the quickest way to acquire the locomotives. Vickers-Armstrong was the builder of Sulzer engines in the United Kingdom. The company was not happy with the situation and a protest was made.
In Februarythe BTC decided to put the process for the procurement of the new locomotives out to tender. To enable Phase 1 of the electrification to be implemented in June45 diesel locomotives would be needed. In addition, fifteen Type 2 locomotives would need to be loaned from the London Midland Region.
Tenders were returned to the Electrification Committee in July The committee made its recommendations to the BTC, which met on 8 August. Deliveries were to start in Aprilwith 30 locomotives in service by June. Despite offering cheaper locomotive and better delivery times, English Electric did not gain the order. The BTC approved esclrts order on 26 September. Under the terms of the tender, deliveries were to start 21 months from the placing of the order, and continue at 3 per month thereafter.
None of the locomotives would be in service for the planned start date of Phase 1 of te electrification. One locomotive would be delivered 21 months thereafter, two the following month and three per month after that. This pushed back final delivery until March In Februarythe BTC approved the purchase of 34 Type 2 locomotives, but deferred a decision on others due to be built inincluding 20 needed for Phase 2 of the electrification programme.
In November, the Electrification Committee was informed that due to the delays in delivery, the phasing out of steam locomotives would be delayed. It was agreed to push for the purchase of the second batch of 20 locomotives. Eleven locomotives were to be delivered by December and the rest by February In Februarythe Electrification Committee discussed a third batch of 33 locomotives, including 12 suitable to irish women escorts the Hastings line.
The BTC approved the locomotives for the Hastings line in May, but deferred a decision on the plano escorts In July, the Electrification Committee expressed the view that the remaining locomotives should be ordered without delay. In August, there was concern that late deliveries would impact on driver training.
The Electrification Committee met again on 14 January, and were told that the first locomotive would not be delivered until 22 January, with another in February and a total of 9 by 16 April.
It was hoped that all 45 locomotives of the first batch will have been delivered by Escort minneapolis. It was stated that the intention was that the second batch of locomotives would have been delivered by 11 Ln The third batch for the Hastings line were needed in service by June It was hoped that deliveries would begin in July and be completed in September.
The Electrification Committee met again on 10 March, when they were told that only thirteen of the twenty locomotives of the first batch would be in service by June, although it was hoped that all 45 would be in service by October.
Its site was needed for the construction of a new maintenance facility for electric multiple units. The committee met again in May. As delivery eastldigh all 45 locomotives of the first batch was projected not to be completed until 31 Januarythe closure of Ramsgate MPD was postponed. The committee was told that delays in the delivery of the third batch would mean that the replacement of steam on the Hastings line local girls fuck ricadi have to be postponed.
The committee met in June.
It was agreed that Ramsgate MPD could close once escorte locomotives had been delivered. It was anticipated that this would be achieved by 30 November allowing the shed to closed on 1 December. Delivery of the locomotives for the Hastings ni was also likely to be delayed. It was agreed that a locomotive would be released at the end of January for three weeks. The Electrification Committee met in February Delivery of the first malay escort the second batch of locomotives was due to start on 24 February and be complete by 7 July.
The third batch was due to be delivered between 8 December and 23 February and the fourth batch by the end of June The final locomotive of the first batch, D, was secorts fourteen months later than the original delivery date.
Delivery of the first of the second batch of locomotives was on 7 Eastoeigh. The committee met again in April. Although delivery of the second batch of locomotives was 500 on schedule for 7 July, by the time at Phase 2 of the electrification scheme was put into operation in June, there would be a shortfall of fifteen locomotives against the required. When the committee met in May, delivery of the last of the second batch of locomotives had been put back to 15 July.
The third batch would not start to thailand and prostitution delivered until 23 Februaryfoot fetish escorts in ballarat completion by 31 March. The fourth batch was scheduled to be delivered between 23 January and 31 March Completion of the second batch of locomotives had been pushed back to 29 July.
Start of deliveries of the third and fourth batches had been delayed, but final deliver dates remained the same. Delivery of the fourth batch had started; 69 locomotives had been delivered up to that date. As Phase 2 of the electrification scheme had been implemented, the Southern Region set up the Traction Committee, which met for the first time on 15 December. Eighty-one of the 85 Restriction 4 locomotives had been delivered, but the final locomotive was not now due for delivery until 12 January Delivery of the locomotives for the Hastings line was due to start a week later, and be complete by 6 April This meant that only 70 locomotives would be needed, leaving 28 surplus to requirments.
Reallocation of the surplus locomotives was discussed.
BTC approval was needed for reallocation, although the BTC had the power to order the locomotives cheap pine hills female escorts be reallocated. They could have challenged the Southern Region as to why the order had not been amended. By this time, two locomotives had been transferred to the Eastern Region to work cement trains between Cliffe, Kent and UddingstonLanarkshire.
The Traction Committee met again in January With seven locomotives allocated to the cement trains, work had to be found for the remaining If these locomotives were allocated to the South Western Division to work tank trains from Fawley Refinery to various destinations in the London Midland and Western Regions36 steam locomotives could be withdrawn from service. The oil traffic was a new introduction, for which no provision had been made in the locomotive building programme.
The BTC were appraised of the situation in respect of the spare locomotives.
It was stated that the new timetable due for introduction in June had a substantion reduction in freight, which had only been recently decided upon and could not have been foreseen when the locomotives were ordered. They felt that the locomotives could be used following Stages 2 and 3 of the electrification programme. Another possiblility was using the locomotives in the Sheffield area, where the order of a of Type 3 locomotives had already been authorised.
The locomotives lack of steam heating was a escotrs against their use however. They appreciated the BTCs position over the Escors scheme, but would put forward proposals that kept the locomotives on the Southern Region. In March, the General Manager's department held a meeting to discuss the use of the locomotives on the Fawley oil trains. The Traction Committee met in April. They were told that the South Western Division had identified that the 21 locomotives could be used on the Fawley oil trains.
A formal justifcation would be made to the BTC for the use of locomotives on the cement trains. This traffic was profitable and the sacramento personal sex ads had been negotiated on the basis that diesel locomotives would be used. A meeting between the Southern and Eastern Regions on 31 May resulted in a decision that only ewcorts locomotives would be needed to work the cement trains.
The Central Division had identified that the three spare locomotives could be used on freight trains between Tonbridge and Reading. Fifteen were to be allocated to the Fawley oil traffic, nine to cross-London freight escort serbia from Feltham and four to the Cliffe cement traffic.
The use of the locomotives on the South Western Division would allow the withdrawal of 49 steam escirts and a loss of 35 jobs. A meeting of Southern Region officials on 16 July discussed the exact information that the BTC required for the permanent reallocation of the spare locomotives. The issue would be discussed at a Board meeting of the Southern Region to be held on 6 September. A test with a 1,ton train between Winchester and Didcot on 31 July had been successful.
The Western Region had agreed that these trains could be worked single-handed by 12 September, when the Traction Committee met. The underframe and bodysides form an integral superstructure. The cabs are double skinned, with driving controls both sides to make shunting easier.