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SULZER TYPE 4 CLASS 44 – 46 PEAKS

The Class 44, 45 & 46 Diesel Locomotives, also known as the Sulzer Type 4, were built by British Railways as a 1Co-Co1 configuration at their Derby and Crewe Works between 1960 and 1962.

Along with the similar Class 44 and 46 locomotives, they became known as "Peaks". They worked initially on the Midland Main Line in 1962 and became the principal locomotive to offer improved acceleration over steam engines. The class were later also employed on the cross country routes from the North East to the South West of Britain. With the introduction of the HST in 1982 they were subsequently used on secondary routes until withdrawal in the late 1980’s. A few of the class survive in preservation.


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LPAP-DSL-CO-0052 
 With a service from North Wales, 45137 ''The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (T.A.)' departs Warrington Bank Quay, 31st May 1984. 
 Keywords: BR, Eastern, LNER, Cheshire, Warrington, Diesel, BR, Engineer, Colour, Class45, 45137, D56, TO, 1984
LPAP-DSL-CO-0055 
 Crewe Works Open Day 1984, withdrawn split box 45, 45053 and 85033 await their fate, 2nd June 1984. 
 Keywords: BR, Eastern, LNER, Norfolk, Thetford, Diesel, BR, Engineer, Colour, Class45, 45033, D39, TO, 1984
LPAP-DSL-CO-0070 
 Taking the now lifted lines to Whitemoor yard, 45040 strums through March, 14th July 1984. 
 Keywords: BR, Eastern, LNER, Cambridgeshire, March, Diesel, BR, Engineer, Colour, Class45, 45040, D50, HO, 55A, 1984
LPAP-DSL-CO-0094 
 Hauling the Class 46 Farewell tour 'The Lynn Liner', 46026 arrives at March, 3rd November 1984. The loco was withdrawn 3 weeks later. 
 Keywords: BR, Eastern, LNER, Cambridgeshire, March, Diesel, BR, Shunting, Colour, Class46, 46026, D163, CF, 1984
LPAP-DSL-CO-0095 
 Hauling the Class 46 Farewell tour 'The Lynn Liner', 46026 departs March, 3rd November 1984. 
 Keywords: BR, Eastern, LNER, Cambridgeshire, March, Diesel, BR, Shunting, Colour, Class46, 46026, D163, CF, 1984
LPAP-DSL-CO-0139 
 A transpinine service seen at Leeds with 45144 'Royal Signals' at the helm, 31st May 1985. 
 Keywords: BR, Eastern, LNER, Yorkshire, Leeds, Diesel, BR, Engineer, Colour, Class45, 45144, D55, TO, 1985
LPAP-DSL-CO-0106 
 With what must have been the last steam heat class 45 working in East Anglia, 45048 "The Royal Marines" heads the 08:15 Birmingham - Norwich at Thetford, 26th January 1985. 
 Keywords: BR, Eastern, LNER, Norfolk, Thetford, Diesel, BR, Engineer, Colour, Class45, 45048, D70, TO, 1985
LPAP-DSL-CO-0013 
 Manchester Victoria box sees 45065 stabled, 31st May 1983. 
 Keywords: BR, Midland, LMS, Manchester, Manchester Victoria, Diesel, BR, Light, Colour, Class45, 45065, D110, TO, 1983
LPAP-DSL-CO-0077 
 Stabled by March East Jn signal box, is 45006 'Honourable Artillery Company', 28th July 1984. 
 Keywords: BR, Eastern, LNER, Cambridgeshire, March, Diesel, BR, Shed, Colour, Class45, 45006, D89, TI, 1984

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