Class 08 D3690 (08528)

D3690D3690 originally entered traffic in March 1959, and was mainly based on the Eastern Region of BR until EWS took over its ownership and concentrated its activities from Toton.

From archive photographs it is possible to see that it originally carried green livery with the standard diesel version of the lion and wheel totem displayed on its body side and battery box side.  When moving to Stratford depot it underwent a repaint receiving a smart BR blue livery with the words “Liverpool Street Station Pilot” painted along the running plate.

Whilst at Stratford it has received a new power unit which remains today. When moving to Peterborough the loco again received new colours, this time a single dark grey engineer’s livery. In preservation, the loco now carries the British Railways green livery once again.

D3690 arrived at the GCR on 22nd July 2014.

D3690 then running as 08528 at Liverpool Street during the 1980s

D3690 then running as 08528 at Liverpool Street during the 1980s.  Photo courtesy of Frank Cox


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