40022 Chinley 20 October 1983

40022 slogs up the bank towards Chinley with an Oakleigh to Tunstead ICI stone empties train on 20 October 1983. This was one of the few named Class 40s, receiving the name Laconia at Crewe Works in 1962. By the time this photo was taken it had long since lost its nameplates, but painted representations of the plates had been added by the early 1980s, as seen here. 40022 only had another 5 months left in traffic, and was broken up at Doncaster in late 1984. The 1930s built vacuum braked bogie hopper wagons seen here surprisingly lasted another fourteen years on this service.