58022 in its working days for BR. Photo: Adrian Nicholls. We intend to use this loco’s frame for the reconstructed 10000.
The 58 and D16/1 classes both had a frame upon which the loco sat, rather than a monocoque construction like most diesels.
58022 was built on 31/12/1984 and withdrawn from service on 11/02/2002 though it appears to have been out of use for up to three years at that time. It sat at Crewe for 15 years, being robbed of parts, before we bought it, to use the chassis with 10000.