News – 21/12/10

Merry Christmas

The Preserved Diesels website team wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We all look forward to another great year for preserved diesels in 2011.

Glous Warks Diesel Day 27/12/10

The annual post-Christmas Diesel Day is taking place on the 27th December.  24 081 is stopped for bodywork repairs and 37 324 should now be fit for traffic.  37 324 will join the other two 37’s on Train B and the three will remain on that set all day.  20 137 will now be covering for the 24 on Train A.

With the current cold spell and heavy snow causing operational difficulties and travel problems, the event and available loco’s may be subject to alteration.  Please check with the railway and on the various forums for updates nearer the time.

The proposed timetable and loco roster can be found here

Wensleydale Railway Diesel Day 3/1/11

The railway will be holding an end of season/new year diesel day on Monday 3rd January.  47 715 will be on one of the sets and  20 020/20 166 will be on the other.  Departures from Leeming Bar at 09:25, 10:25, 11:48, 13:16 and 15:00.

D444 Number Panel & Worksplates

The ‘Class 50 Alliance’ is now in a position to offer bids for the following:-

Item 1 – D444 Number Panel complete with Replica EE Worksplate

This item is as shown in the photos on www.d444.co.uk i.e. the number panel cut from D444/50044 no.1 end driver’s side cab.  This item will include the replica worksplate formerly attached below the numerals (but removed to avoid any damage to it during cutting).  This will be re-affixed prior to sale.  The item will be sold in ex-loco condition.

A reserve of £100 will apply to this item.

This item is strictly sold by collection only (from Cardiff, Kidderminster or by arrangement)

Item 2 – Replica EE Worksplate from D444/50044

This replica works plate is as fixed to no.2 end driver’s cab and is sold in ex-loco condition.  It is a replica of the original EE worksplate that was fitted to D444 as new.  It has been carried by 50044 in preservation, and in it’s current location below the driver’s cab since the locomotive has been painted green.

A reserve of £50 will apply to this item.

This item is sold by collection, although delivery by recorded mail can be arranged at extra cost.

Closing date for bidding is 31st December 2010.  Please tender bids in confidence for both items to mike.matthews(AT)d444.co.uk

Recent Workings

D8098 at Woodthorpe with the 14.10 Loughboro'- Leics North Santa Special 11/12/10 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

D8098 at Woodthorpe with the 14.10 Loughboro'- Leics North Santa Special 11/12/10 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

33053 approaches Alresford returning light after working the first Santa special to Alton that morning 12/12/10 Photo courtesy Ian Parish

33053 approaches Alresford returning light after working the first Santa special to Alton that morning 12/12/10 Photo courtesy Ian Parish

D123 at Woodthorpe with the 14.40 Leics North-Loughboro' Santa Special 19/12/10 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

D123 at Woodthorpe with the 14.40 Leics North-Loughboro' Santa Special 19/12/10 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer


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Posted December 22, 2010 by presgen in PD News 2010, Preserved Diesels News