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46007 Bristol-Temple-Mead  230980 GE007

46007 Bristol-Temple-Mead 230980 GE007

46007 at Bristol Temple Meads on the evening of 23 September 1980. (I am unsure of the working and whether it was being hooked on or off. The time would probably have been between 19:00 and 20:00). Built at Derby works, it entered service as D144 in December1961 and allocated to Derby depot. After use mainly on the Midland Railway lines it was one of a number of class 46s reallocated to Bristol in 1971 as replacements for the diesel-hydraulics being withdrawn. 46007 was one of over thirty class 46s placed into store in Autumn 1980, just after I took this transparency. It was officially withdrawn in December 1980 , but an increased in demand for Type 4 locomotives found BRl reinstating stored locos at Swindon. 46007 was one of eleven class 46 locomotives re-instated to traffic, leaving Swindon works for Bristol in December 1981. 46007 did not last long after reinstatement, being withdrawn again in February 1982It eventually eventually found its way back to Swindon works and was broken up there in June 1985. ©Gordon Edgar/Rail Photoprints