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Events and Dates

Events and Dates

The timeline below shows the known landmark events in the history of D402, from construction by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry Newton le Willows through to the first passenger train working under DDS ownership. If you know of any significant events in the life of D402 that are missing from the list below and wish them to be included then use the email address ddswebmaster@hotmail.co.uk.

 

Date Event
22 December 1967 Accepted by British Rail and allocated to Crewe Diesel Depot (5A)
January 1968 Used for driver training at Polmadie Depot 
5 September 1970 Released from light overhaul at Crewe Works 
4 November 1972 Released from Intermediate overhaul at Crewe Works 
November 1973 Allocated to Bristol Bath Road Depot (82A)
23 April 1974 Renumbered from D402 to 50002 under the TOPS System 
May 1974 Allocated to Old Oak Common Depot (OC)
20 September 1975 Displayed at Crewe Works Open Day 
15 October 1975 Released from Light overhaul at Crewe Works 
April 1976 Allocated to Laira Depot (LA)
21 March 1978 Named "Superb”
22 January 1980 Released from Intermediate overhaul at Doncaster Works 
12 November 1980 Twinning plaques fitted 
31 March 1983 Entered Doncaster Works for refurbishment 
28 October 1983 Released from refurbishment at Doncaster Works (49th Loco) 
7 February 1987 Released from Intermediate overhaul at Doncaster Works painted in Network SouthEast livery
2 May 1987 Caught fire at Five Ways Tunnel, Birmingham 
May 1987 Allocated to NXXA pool (Network South East)
30 September 1988 Allocated to NSSA pool (Network South East - Solent & Sarum) 
20 May 1990 Allocated to NWXA pool (Network South East - Waterloo - Exeter Class 50) 
12 June 1991 Towed preserved D7017 and D1010 from West Somerset Railway to Paignton for Devon Diesel Society / Paignton & Dartmouth Railway gala weekend 
22 August 1991 Last mainline passenger working (1V11 11:00 Waterloo - Exeter St David’s) 
9 September 1991 Withdrawn at 16:00 (40th) following failure of A2 turbo 8,043 engine hours recorded 
December 1991  Purchased by the Devon Diesel Society for preservation 
18 February 1992 Moved from Laira Depot to Paignton behind 47458 
18 February 1992 First preserved Class 50 to be started up 
21 February 1992 First preserved Class 50 to move under power in preservation
24 April 1992 First preserved Class 50 to haul a passenger train in preservation.  Debut in original style all over blue livery as 402