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10001 1950 Rugby

10001 1950 Rugby

LMS diesel-electrics Nos 10001 and 10000 pass Rugby with the up 'Midday Scot' in 1950.
Peter Kerslake says "The pair began their first double headed series of duties on 5th October 1948 when they ran together for the first time between Euston and Carlisle, such workings then becoming a regular feature from May of 1949 but with lengthier runs on the horizon.
The communicating doors on the nose of 10001 are clear to see in this view, permitting the crews to move between the two locomotives whilst on the move.
Such workings were the 11.40 a.m. from Euston to Glasgow, with the diesels working just as far as Carlisle and returning to Euston the following day on the 12.49 p.m. from Carlisle but from 1st of June 1949 the pair began running right through between Euston and Glasgow, invariably on the "Royal Scot" and they also worked to Blackpool.
Despite problems with the train heating boilers which had relegated the diesels to freight workings during the winter months of 1949 by the date of this view they had been able to return to their express passenger rosters by early 1950.
10000 lasted in service until early February 1963 whlst 10001 soldiered on until March 1966."
Photo: W.J. Verden Anderson/Rail Archive Stephenson