Top: Foster Yeoman were the first to run their own locos over the then BR system hauling their stone trains. This view is is of the 5 Class 59s, which were US built by General Motors Electro Motive division. They have a creep control system, controlled by doppler radar which enables them to put the maximum power down on starting through controlled wheel spin.
Next: British Rail's then latest heavy freight loco was the Class 58, represented at the Open Day by 58012.
Next: The predecessor of the Class 58 was the Class 56, represented by 56031 with several others behind.
Bottom: A celebrity visitor was D6700, the first example of Class 37, which had been restored to it's original green livery and pre TOPS number.
This site was last updated 28-08-2011
Photos not otherwise credited are ©2001/2002 S G J Huddy. Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.