DB968002 (ex D8237)

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DB968002 at Darnall, Sheffield on 19th April 1975 during its short stay in connection with the introduction of air-conditioned Mark 2 coaching stock to St.Pancras-Sheffield trains.   John Gilbert – Class 15 Preservation Society

Converted to ETS generating unit in 1969. Although very much associated with the GN & GE areas this locomotive first saw use at Bradford. During early 1973 it spent some time at Swansea and appears to have been ‘too and thro’ between there and Finsbury Park several times. The RO (p.123 4/73)reports that it was due to be moved in freight trains from Temple Mills to Landore during February 1973. Sightings and information about its movements at this time are particularly sought. During 1975 it was again away from familiar territory when it saw use at Sheffield. During late 1981 it moved to Derby, then onto Toton, where it became a source of spares for DB968000. In 1985 it again moved to Sheffield, but on this occasion for scrap.

Sightings for DB968002

LocoLocationDateSeen by
DB968002Doncaster Works21/08/1969Tom Dovey
DB968002Bradford12/10/1969Philip Cartwright
DB968002Hammerton Street Depot, Bradford05/11/1969Archive (Class 15 Preservation Society)
DB968002Bradford Exchange Station23/09/1970John Wade
DB968002Bradford Exchange Station01/10/1970Andrew Dodgson
DB968002Bradford12/04/1971Robert Mullins
DB968002Bradford21/08/1971Philip Cartwright
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot05/02/1972Alan Ledwick
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot07/05/1972Keith Gunner
DB968002Finbury Park Depot28/08/1972Bob Stone
DB968002FinsburyPark Depot02/09/1972Paul Green
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot13/09/1972p.437 12/72 RO
DB968002Stratford Depot18/11/1972Paul Green
DB968002Stratford Depot17/12/1972Keith Gunner
DB968002Stratford Depot31/12/1972p.57 2/73 RO
DB968002 Stratford Depot10/02/1973Phil Hawkins
DB968002Swansea Carriage Sidings28/03/1973Nick Pullen
DB968002Earley Nr Reading 9V81- westbound (photo)05/04/1973RM Page 483 Sept 73
DB968002Landore Parcels Depot, Swansea12/04/1973Lawrie Bowles
DB968002Cardiff Canton Depot00/09/1973p.103 2/74 RM
DB968002Holloway Carriage Sidings20/10/1973Alan Ledwick
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot16/08/1974Bob Stone
DB968002Stratford Depot26/08/1974Guy Tritton
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot05/10/1974Stewart Hookins
DB968002Tinsley Depot18/02/1975Peter Hall
DB968002Tinsley Depot21/02/1975Peter Hall
DB968002Tinsley Depot15/03/1975Peter Hall
DB968002Darnall Depot15/04/1975Kevin Watson
DB968002Darnall Depot16/04/1975Kevin Watson
DB968002Darnall Depot17/04/1975Kevin Watson
DB968002Darnall Depot19/04/1975John Gilbert (Class 15 Preservation Society)
DB968002Darnall Depot19/04/1975Kevin Watson
DB968002Darnall Depot27/04/1975Ian Prince
DB968002Darnall Depot13/06/1975Bob Stone
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot29/06/1975Peter Hall
DB968002Stratford Depot28/09/1975Peter Hall
DB968002Holloway Carriage Sidings28/01/1976Mister C
DB968002Holloway Carriage Sidings30/04/1976Alan Ledwick
DB968002Entered Stratford DRS02/06/1976Great Eastern Railway Society
DB968002Departed Stratford DRS18/06/1976Great Eastern Railway Society
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot29/08/1976Stewart Hookins
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot02/10/1976Keith Gunner
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot30/10/1976Peter Hall
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot06/11/1976Peter Hall
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot17/11/1976Peter Hall
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot21/11/1976Graham Mortimore (Class 15 Preservation Society)
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot27/11/1976Peter Hall
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot23/08/1977Peter Hall
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot15/09/1977Edward Barnes
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot19/11/1977p.69 2/78 RO
DB968002Holloway Carriage Sidings28/12/1977Paul Green
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot10/02/1978eastwestdivide
DB968002Holloway Carriage Sidings19/02/1978Paul Green
DB968002Holloway Carriage Sidings22/04/1978Paul Green
DB968002Stratford Depot17/07/1978David Smallwood
DB968002Bounds Green Depot04/11/1978David Morris
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot17/11/1978Paul Green
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot20/01/1979Kevin Law
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot27/01/1979Steve Burgess
DB968002Finsbury Park Depot11/02/1979p.205 5/79 RO
DB968002Colchester Depot14/07/1979Brian Cuttell
DB968002Colchester Depot14/08/1979Alan Ledwick
DB968002Colchester Depot15/08/1979Rail-Online (photo)
DB968002Colchester Depot19/08/1979Brian Cuttell
DB968002Colchester Depot31/08/1979Brian Cuttell
DB968002Colchester Depot08/09/1979Brian Cuttell
DB968002Colchester Depot11/10/1979Malcolm Walker
DB968002Colchester Depot17/11/1979Paul Green
DB968002Colchester Depot11/01/1980Andrew Dodgson
DB968002Colchester Depot29/03/1980Kevin Law
DB968002Colchester Depot28/04/1980RM Page 400 Aug 1980
DB968002Colchester Depot03/05/1980Kevin Watson
DB968002Colchester Depot10/05/1980Chris Tolley
DB968002Colchester Depot22/05/1980Andrew Dodgson
DB968002Colchester Depot25/09/1980Brian Cuttell
DB968002Colchester Depot27/09/1980Paul Green
DB968002Stratford Depot13/12/1980Kevin Law
DB968002Stratford Depot31/01/1981Kevin Watson
DB968002Stratford Depot04/04/1981Kevin Law
DB968002Stratford Depot24/05/1981Martin Barnsdall
DB968002Stratford Depot11/07/1981Archive (Class 15 Preservation Society)
DB968002Stratford Works (open Day)11/07/1981Edward Barnes
DB968002Stratford Depot14/07/1981Archive (Class 15 Preservation Society)
DB968002Stratford Depot27/07/1981Ed Mann
DB968002Stratford Depot19/09/1981K. Cooke
DB968002Stratford Depot20/09/1981Chris Larkin
DB968002Stratford Depot11/10/1981Archive (Class 15 Preservation Society)
DB968002Etches Park Depot, Derby06/11/1981Rail Nov/Dec 81 page 50
DB968002Litchurch Lane Works, Derby12/11/1981Tony Kelly
DB968002Litchurch Lane Works, Derby14/11/1981Paul Green
ADB968002Toton Depot19/12/1981RO 02/82
ADB968002Toton Depot05/02/1982Steve Webster
ADB968002Toton Depot08/03/1982Roy Hennefer
ADB968002Toton Depot18/03/1982Stewart Hookins
ADB968002Toton Depot18/03/1982Stewart Hookins
ADB968002Toton Depot09/04/1982Carl Watson
ADB968002Toton Depot17/04/1982Brian Cuttell
ADB968002Toton Depot01/05/1982Mark Cook
ADB968002Toton Depot17/05/1982Brian Cuttell
ADB968002Toton Depot31/05/1982Steve Webster
ADB968002Toton Depot28/08/1982Jerry Glover
ADB968002Toton Depot29/08/1982Simon Dagnell
ADB968002Toton Depot01/09/1982Brian Cuttell
ADB968002Toton Depot03/10/1982Brian Cuttell
ADB968002Toton Depot06/11/1982Edward Irvine (8441)
ADB968002Toton Depot05/12/1982Rail Mar 83 Page 51
ADB968002Toton Depot (photo)26/02/1983Ian McDonald
ADB968002Toton Depot05/03/1983Roy Hennefer
ADB968002Toton Depot07/05/1983Brian Cuttell
ADB968002Toton Depot13/08/1983K. Cooke
ADB968002Toton Depot16/10/1983Rail Mar 1984 page 17
ADB968002Toton Depot30/10/1983Brian Cuttell
ADB968002Toton Depot31/12/1983Peter Cheshire
ADB968002Toton Depot03/03/1984Brian Cuttell
ADB968002Toton Depot25/03/1984Simeon Gaskell
ADB968002Toton Depot21/04/1984Peter Hall
ADB968002Toton Depot28/05/1984Rail Sep 1984 Page 29
ADB968002Toton Depot01/06/1984Mark Cook
ADB968002Toton Depot28/07/1984Alan Ledwick
ADB968002Toton Depot23/08/1984I. Hudson
ADB968002Toton Depot16/09/1984Stewart Hookins
ADB968002Toton Depot29/09/1984Edward Irvine (8441)
ADB968002Toton Depot27/10/1984Paul Green
ADB968002Toton Depot01/11/1984Paul Johnson
ADB968002Toton Depot24/11/1984Simeon Gaskell
ADB968002Toton Depot20/01/1985Paul Green
ADB968002Toton Depot16/02/1985Archive (Class 15 Preservation Society)
ADB9680029X40 Toton-Tinsley01/03/1985RO Page 205 May 85
ADB968002Marple & Gillott (scrap yard), Attercliffe, Sheffield04/03/1985RO Page 205 May 85
ADB968002Marple & Gillott (scrap yard), Attercliffe13/03/1985Brian Cuttell
ADB968002Marple & Gillott (scrap yard), Attercliffe, Sheffield19/03/1985Adrian J. Booth (IRS)
ADB968002Marple & Gillott (scrap yard), Attercliffe, Sheffield30/03/1985Adrian J. Booth (IRS)