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08004 Thornaby 160385 GE004

08004 Thornaby 160385 GE004

08004 (the oldest extant class 08 in BR capital stock at the time) 08383 and 08159, all vacuum brake fitted shunters, and 45111 'Grenadier Guardsman' at Thornaby TMD on 16th March 1985.

08004 was new to BR in December 1952 and was allocated the number 13008 and subsequently became D3008. Withdrawn in August 1983, it was still to be seen almost 2 years later at Thornaby.

08383 was a
Darlington-built example, entering service as D3468 in August 1957. It was officially 'in store' when seen here.

08159, another BR Darlington Works example, entered service in December 1955 as 13227, subsequently renumberd D3227. © - Gordon Edgar