D1006 'Western Stalwart' at Gloucester in November 1965.
Image Ⓒ Colour Rail.

D1006 'Western Stalwart' Pre Production model
D1006 'Western Stalwart' Pre Production model
D1006 'Western Stalwart' Pre Production model

D1006 was released to traffic from Swindon works in July 1962 carrying the all-over maroon livery. It only lasted in this livery for a little of 5 months before have a small yellow panel added.

It was while in this livery Western Stalwart became the second class 52, after D1039, to be fitted with a Clear View Screen. The experimental wiper was fitted in November 1965 but, despite on-the-job modifications, was deemed unsuitable. The screens were removed from D1006 by the end of March 1967.

More Information about the different Clear View Screens used on D1006 & D1039 can be found by clicking here

Like the first nine Westerns built D1006 was allocated to Plymouth Laira. With spells at Cardiff Canton, Bristol Bath Road and Landore she returned to Laira in March 1969. It was from here that she was withdrawn in April 1975 and scrapped back at the place she was built after clocking up over 1,200,00 miles.

Standard version - £159.99

DCC Fitted - £186.99

DCC Sound Fitted - £284.99

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Clear View Screen
3D Drawing showing the Clear View Screen that will be
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