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Class 31s  and class 47s light engines at the Cross

 Class 31 261 light engine Kings Cross

Class 31261 at Kings Cross
 
Class 31 261 light engine on a dull day with the blue haze that hung over the Cross in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Most mainline trains were loco hauled and the DMUs and Deltics filled the air with a blue haze.
 
At this time Class 31s were used on the Peterborough and Cambridge trains. The overhead wires did not yet go to Peterborough or Cambridge, when this photo was taken

 

class 47 light engine comes slowly into the platform at Kings Cross
 
Class 47 light engine at Kings Cross
 
A class 47 light engine comes slowly into the platform to back on to its train. Note the head code panel with its unlined up dots. A second man was used in the rear cab to save drivers having to change ends. This helped to speed up the light engine movements.

Class 47 404 backs onto its train at Kings Cross

Class 47 404 backs onto its train at Kings Cross
 
 
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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.
Today Virgin  East Coast, GBRF and Great Northern are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More