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6G DIESEL DAYS GALLERY

RARE PHOTO'S OF 6G  FROM THE 1980'S BY JOHN POWELL.


The permission of the photographer must be obtained before any attempt
is made to copy or publish any of the images.
John can be contacted through the email link on the HOMEPAGE.

John's comments and descriptions have been included as
I feel they are appropriate.

COMPILED BY JOHN POWELL
EDITED BY GEOFF POOLE

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On June 27th 1983, 56070 failed at Llandudno Junction, empties were taken back
to Fiddlers Ferry (Widnes) by a class 40. 
The night train was worked by class 47, 47373 (HM).
Next day 56093, from (HM),  worked the fly ash, 
on arrival at the Junction it failed,
and by this time 56070 had been repaired and worked back with the empties.
She returned that night and took 56093 back to Warrington with the fly ash empties.
56093 is seen with 08023 at 18.00 hours on June 28th 1983.

 


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25276 at Llandudno Junction on June 28th 1983.

 

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6G on April 24th 1984 showing 47198, 56069 & 56059.
These two class 56's were used next day to carry out deflection tests
on the wooden bridge that spans the Afon Llugwy,
north of Bettws-Y-Coed station.
After performing their "weighty" task they were sent back to Toton.

 

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Llandudno Junction on June 21st 1984 showing 40181 and 40035.

 

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6G on September 22nd 1984

 

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40013 at 6G on September 22nd 1984

 

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40013, 40194 and 25057 at 6G on September 22nd 1984.

 

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40015 and 25245 await duties on shed on October 24th 1984

 

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6G on 24th October 1984

 

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6G on July 9th 1985.
Royal train being serviced inside the shed.  Prince Charles and Princess Diana
were touring Clwyd.
Later the train ran E.C.S. to Rhyl, where it picked up the Royal couple
 and took them on to Wrexham. The train was hauled throughout by 47532.
(notice security)

 

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A nostalgic shot showing 47192 in front of 6G (LJ) with a "weedy" track, but the
carriage shed roof looking well maintained, in July 1986.
 How did the roof deteriorate so much over the next 14 years up to demolition?

 

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6G, early evening,  on August 8th 1986
showing 25912, 25313, 45022, 25035 and 25249

 

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On shed awaiting duties on August 30th 1986 are,
25912 "Tamworth Castle"
47353, 47349, 47331 and 47100.

 

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Inside 6G on January 1st 1987,
showing 25035, 47465 and 25904.

 

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Another rare interior shot from January 31st 1987,
showing 47465 and 45012.

 

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Class 151 units stored inside 6G
on August 25th 1990.

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