SK4189 : Hump Shunter on Tinsley Depot

taken 37 years ago, near to Brinsworth, Rotherham, Great Britain

Hump Shunter on Tinsley Depot
Hump Shunter on Tinsley Depot
Class 13, 13002, stands on Tinsley depot between duties. Beyond is the water tower that used to stand next to Wood Lane. Like the depot and the Class 13's it is now history.

The Class 13's, of which there were only three, were created in 1965 by permanently coupling together two Class 08 shunters as a 'master and slave' with the cab of the leading shunter removed. This was a unique solution to a requirement for more powerful shunters where a larger locomotive could not be used due to the risk of grounding when carrying out hump-shunting. An explanation of Hump Shunting can be found on Wikipedia.
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Date Taken
November 1980   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4144 8905 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.7996N 1:22.6958W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4145 8901
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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