Thanks, would that be a date of 10/10/65 on shed?‘Noted complete and awaiting despatch from Vulcan Foundry on 2/10/65. 75D 10/10/65.’ (Source: The Allocation History of BR Diesels & Electrics, Third and Final Edition; Roger Harris; self published; 2004.)
I would comment that Roger Harris’ books seem to be based on a thorough combing of various magazines, so many dates are the result of reports, rather than being official ones.Hmm ok. I suppose I will have to settle for a date of either the 10th or 13th. With a locomotive completion date of the 2nd. Thanks for your help everyone
My interpretation of the comments in the introduction to Roger Harris’ books is that he has gone through just about every source he can find, including the RCTS journals. He has not just relied on a single source.Regarding Roger Harris' books, if he took data from what was given each month in Ian Allan mags, then like many IA publications this was just a reprint of official BR documents, so as reliable as those were. Other publications, such as by RCTS, relied more on members' sightings.