45066 Chinley 20 October 1983

45066 passes Chinley on 20 October 1983 with a short train of empty ICI hoppers. 45066 was new to Derby shed (as D114) in August 1961, and had a BR career of 27 years, the last year of which it ran with the departmental number 97413. This was one of my earliest long distance railway photographic trips, and I was impressed with the almost total difference in motive power to be seen (Class 47s excepted!), a far cry from today's bland uniformity.