News – 16/11/10

Loco restoration news

D8233 & D5705
Over the weekend of 13th & 14th of November, a lifting session took place on D8233 & D5705 by the C15PS.
Four roof sections that have been away for shot blasting and then repainted were returned to D5705 along with two overhauled Maudsley motored Westinghouse exhausters. Two more roof sections were also lifted from D5705 for renovation. On D8233 a pair of overhauled Brush motored Westinghouse exhausters, an overhauled traction motor blower motor (ex Class 31), D8233’s overhauled original compressor and the cab, which had been shotblasted, received metal repairs and painted internally were all lifted back onto the loco. Update and pictures will be coming soon to the website http://www.d8233.org.uk/

Galas & running days

Llangollen 2011 dates
The Llangollen Diesel Group have announced their 2011 running dates, details are available here. The diesel weekend has been replaced by two single Saturday ‘diesel days’, featuring all diesel operation. There will be a second 1960’s weekend, a new bus rally event, featuring some diesel operation and 8 separate diesel mileage accumulation days.

Wensleydale Railway Class 20 Running Day
A photo gallery from the recent event can be found here

South Devon Railway “Gronk Aid 7” Diesel Gala
A photo gallery from the recent ” Gronk Aid 7″ Diesel Gala can be found here SDDT are currently restoring and returning the recently arrived Class 09, 09 010 to operational condition on behalf of the SDR using spares and parts from 09 002 as required.

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Posted November 16, 2010 by presgen in PD News 2010, Preserved Diesels News