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Class 56 at South Bank (1987)

Class 56 at South Bank (1987)

The well-known gas holder on the right being passed by a late-liveried Class 56 – a vast improvement on the Class 47 – notice the multiple-working connections and lead on the front panel – one driver could drive all the locomotives in a multiple engine set.
(image courtesy of Russ Pigott)

Class 37, 37514, rounds Huntcliff (1986)

Class 37, 37514, rounds Huntcliff (1986)

This time with a load of sections from Skinningrove, there’s novel! Full yellow ends and large logo. Never named, but renumbered!
(image courtesy of Russ Pigott)

DRS Class 20s at Crag Hall 1998

DRS Class 20s at Crag Hall 1998

A pair of immaculately turned out Class 20s standing at Crag Hall box with a train – they were being routed into Crag Hall Yard, our editor assumed that it was a train of empties for Skinningrove Works. Russ Pigott has now told us: ”It was a route refreshing trip in February 1998 they were light engine. Later in the day they went to Whitby and stayed there for the night. When I took the photograph I was nursing a sore finger, which I had trapped in the cab door at Doncaster on the morning this view was taken.”
Image courtesy of Russ Pigott and many thanks to Russ for the update.

Class 37 at Salburn (1987)

Class 37 at Salburn (1987)

The Class 37, like the 25 and the 20, is the unsung hero of the diesel era. A scaled down Class 40 it has pulled everything under the sun, single, double and triple-headed!
(image courtesy of Russ Pigott)

Class 37 Carlin How (Early 80s)

Class 37 Carlin How (Early 80s)

There is something about black and white and railway images, they just seem to go well together. Here, a Class 37 and a train of empties head across the new bridge at Carlin How enroute to Boulby for loading.
(image courtesy of Russ Pigott)

Class 20s at Boulby (1987)

Class 20s at Boulby (1987)

Possibly the same pair as the other post, just rolling with the loaded train.
(image courtesy of Russ Pigott)

Class 20s at Boulby (1987)

Class 20s at Boulby (1987)

Slightly contre-jour, a photo of a couple of Class 20s in the classic nose-to-nose configuration, leaving the loading yard at Boulby Potash, bound for Saltburn Junction.

(image courtesy of Russ Pigott)

Class 20s Saltburn West (1987)

Class 20s Saltburn West (1987)

I told Russ that my favourite diesels were Class 20s, Class 25s and Class 37s – there follows a whole series of lovely images from that privileged track-side position.
(image courtesy of Russ Pigott)

Class 37 from Boulby Potash

Class 37 from Boulby Potash

A Class 37, number 37515, passes through Carlin How with a trainload of Potash from Boulby.
Notice the panel over the aperture left from the removal of the nose doors.
(image courtesy of Raymond Brown)

DMU on the Boulby Mineral Railway Line!

DMU on the Boulby Mineral Railway Line!

Taken from the bridge at Carlin How, a trainspotter’s special, or was it for Cleveland Potash’s Open Day? Raymond tells me it’s from the early to mid-80’s – the DMU colour scheme fits that era anyway!