Class 73

73128 With the early version of the lettering EWS liveried Nº73128.

photograph by Dave Harris

One of the few EDLs to appear in full Network SouthEast livery Nº73129 City of Winchester was on display at Old Oak Common on 6th August 2000. This EDL was named on 1st December 1982.

photograph by Colin Duff

73004 Nº73004 was displayed at Waterloo during a Network Day on 24th October 1987. The livery carried is all over Network SouthEast blue. This EDL, The Bluebell Railway was the first JA to be named. Nº73004 is one of the only two 73s that were withdrawn prior to 2001. "Saved" by the Electro-Diesel Locomotive Group and located at Isfield, Sussex Nº73004 is currently (December 2003) being cannibalised for 73003 and is destined to be broken up when all usuable parts have been removed.

photograph by Colin Duff

Nº73004 was named The Bluebell Railway on 19th September 1987 and this is a close up of its attractive "Floreat Vapor" crest and name plate. In 1987 the name was transferred to JB Nº73133.

photograph by Mark Westcott

Class 73
Class 73 This is Nº73004 at Brighton about to work the Exeter train one Saturday in August 1989. The train was booked to reverse at Portsmouth Harbour, hence the provision of the class 73. Timekeeping on this particular run was disastrous as 73004 was by this time limited to just 60mph, and so the photographer missed the ferry to Ryde, even after a hair-raising run!

photograph by Mark Westcott

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