Around Leicester, 1960s

Knighton tunnel, south of Leicester


1-of-8) 48445 on an up freight after emerging from Knighton Tunnel, south of Leicester, 6/2/64. Taken with a simple Kodak Instamatic 100 camera.

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Steam hauled goods train at Knighton tunnel, Leicester
Steam locomotive at Knighton North Junction, Leicester


2-of-8) 8F 2-8-0 48173, light-engine, north-bound at Knighton North Junction, south of Leicester, 6/2/64.

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Shunting train at Leicester Belgrave Road goods depot


3-of-8) Shunting oil wagons at Leicester Belgrave Road goods depot, next to the closed station which can be seen in the distance on the left, 11/8/67.

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Belgrave Road station, Leicester

Train at Leicester Belgrave Road goods depot


4-of-8) Taking the short train from Leicester Belgrave Road goods depot up to the Midland Main Line via Forest Road, 11/8/67.

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Leicester Midland locomotive shed yard


5-of-8) Leicester Midland locomotive shed yard on a Sunday, with classes 25, 27, 08, 13/8/67.  The tower on the left was used for disposing of the ash from steam locomotives.

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Leicester Midland locomotive shed

Leicester Midland locomotive shed yard


6-of-8) Leicester Midland locomotive shed yard, with Sulzer type-2 (later class 25) D5202 & D7629, 14/8/67.  The tower behind the locomotives is for coaling steam locomotives.

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Leicester Midland locomotive shed


7-of-8) Leicester Midland round-house locomotive shed, 13/8/67.

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Diesel locomotives on trains at Leicester Midland


8-of-8) "Peak" D162 heads south towards Leicester Midland station past EE type-4 D330, which is standing alongside the locomotive shed, 14/8/67.

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Around Leicester 1960s