What If.....

....the class 04 shunters made it through to TOPS days. What number would
D2258 have been? My guess would be 04058, but did the class 04 number range
originally start at D2200?
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Dave.
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Your guess is as good as any!
The Drewrys were originally DS1173 for the 1947 built demonstrator 11100-11229 in the old number series then D2200 - D2340 in the revised number series. DS1173 was renumbered D2341 in 1967 just before withdrawal.
11100 -11103 had cowcatchers and skirts for the GE 11100 - 11115 had 3' 3" dia wheels D22215 - D2273 and D2340 had 3' 6" wheels D2274 - D2339 had 3' 7" wheels
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This thread has opened up an idea for me:
What would the TOPS numbers have been for the various Diesel Hydraulics (Westerns, Hymeks, Warships), as even though some reached the TOPS period, they never received the numbers and instead kept their cast number plates...
Ian J.
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Hymek == Class 35 Warship == Class 42 Western == Class 52
Cheers Clive
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Who me?, Simon - renumber it? Oh my gosh....no no no a thousand times no!!
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Er, that wasn't what I meant. In line with the original thread idea, I was wondering what the numbering of the individual locomotives in the classes would have been, not simply their overall TOPS class (these I already knew).
So, what would D7018 have been for example? 35 018? And D1014? 52 014? Or is it possible that the TOPS numbering would not have taken the pre-TOPS sequence exactly?
Ian J.
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Ooops sorry, my bad.
For starters all TOPS numbers started at 001, so I'd imagine that, for the Hymeks the numbering would have followed something like this:
D7000 == 35 001 D7100 == 35 101
However, as D7000 - D7044 and D7045 - D7100 had variations in heating equipment then perhaps they may have been split into 35/0 and 35/1 although I doubt it. In that case thought the numbering may have been something like:
D7000 == 35 001 ... D7044 == 35 045 D7045 == 35 101 ... D7100 == 35 156
TOPS numbering tended to follow the pre-TOPS sequence, but variation was dependant on locomotives being in service when numbering took place. As the initial lists for TOPS numbers were drawn up in 1967 and withrawals of the Hymeks didn't start until 1971, then I suspect that initial allocation may well have followed original sequence.
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Thinking back to the Deltics, 9001 was 55001, 9002 being 55002 .. .. .. with 9000 taking the LAST number of the sequence - 55021 IIRC.
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