The fleet of locomotives used on the British Rail network back during the mid-1980s was a lot different to that seen today with its era of multiple units. A large proportion of trains were hauled by this fleet of diesel and electric locomotives, although the newly-arrived High Speed Trains (HSTs) were making inroads into Eastern and Western Region passenger services.

This is a pictorial record, showing at least one example, of the many classes of locomotive operating during this period. In retrospect, it is interesting to see the varied types of traction that operated throughout the network. Very few of these locomotives survive today, the majority having met their demise at the scrap yard. Some however, thanks to numerous dedicated enthusiasts, have been preserved or are currently being restored for future generations at the many private railways across the country. For more information about preserved British Rail locomotives see the Preserved-Diesels or The AC Locomotive Group websites.

Dates: 1983-1985

03066_19850411_01

03066, "Class 03"

03089_19840000_01

03089, "Class 03"

08893_19840211_01

08893, "Class 08"

09012_19840828_01

09012, "Class 09"

20022_19840000_01

20022, "Class 20"

20144_19840000_01

20144, 45147, 45134, "Class 20", "Class 45"

20176_19840115_01

20176, "Class 20"

26035_19840810_01

26035, 37017, "Class 26", "Class 37"

26038_26032_19840809_02

26032, 26038, "Class 26"

27005_19840814_01

27005, "Class 27"

27032_19840416_01

27032, "Class 27"

31290_19840419_01

31290, "Class 31"

31406_19840115_01

31406, "Class 31"

31418_19840103_01

31418, "Class 31"

31430_19840000_01

31430, "Class 31"

33007_19840105_01

33007, "Class 33"

33104_19840828_02

33104, "Class 33"

37012_19840813_01

37012, "Class 37"

37025_19840809_01

37025, "Class 37"

37026_19840811_02

37026, "Class 37"