News – 20/02/11

Gerald Boden RIP – a message from Neil Boden
“A very sad day for us as you may have heard our father Gerald Boden passed away at 0800 on the 17/02/11 after fighting a long battle with cancer, but not once did he give up.  He had been involved with preserved railways since 1978 giving several engines a good long future, this will continue within the family.”

Our deepest condolences go out to Neil & the Boden family, from all at Preserved Diesels.

50007 driver experience
50007 will be running a driver experience course on 20th May 2011 at the Midland Railway Butterley, subject to availability. Courses cost £250 per person and cover a full day’s driving plus 3 course meal. Interested persons should contact Butterley Office on 01773 747674

50007 at Swanwick Junction 13/02/11 Photo courtesy Derek Clarke

50007 at Swanwick Junction 13/02/11 Photo courtesy Derek Clarke

D1048 & 50007 at Swanwick Junction 13/02/11 Photo courtesy Derek Clarke

D1048 & 50007 at Swanwick Junction 13/02/11 Photo courtesy Derek Clarke

D1048 at Swanwick Junction 13/02/11 Photo courtesy Derek Clarke

D1048 at Swanwick Junction 13/02/11 Photo courtesy Derek Clarke

D444
D444’s roof and bodysides have been sanded back prior to filling and flattening back as required prior to repainting. Cabside panels have been painted internally and drains unblocked as required. The radiator shutters and air intake grills have been shot blasted back to bare metal prior to priming and repainting. Exhauster cover, extractor fan top hat and misc bits have been passed through the parts washer and cleaned back to bare metal prior to repainting.

D444 after roof and bodyside sanding prior to filling and flattening back 15/02/11 Photo courtesy Mike Matthews

D444 after roof and bodyside sanding prior to filling and flattening back 15/02/11 Photo courtesy Mike Matthews

 

GCR Diesel Weekend

37255 approaching Rothley with the 12.00 Loughboro'- Leics North 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

37255 approaching Rothley with the 12.00 Loughboro'- Leics North 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

08629 & D4067 top & tail the 13.30 ex Loughboro' at Rothley 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

08629 & D4067 top & tail the 13.30 ex Loughboro' at Rothley 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

37255 at Leics North on the rear of the 11.00 to Loughboro' 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

37255 at Leics North on the rear of the 11.00 to Loughboro' 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

D8098  arrives at Quorn with the 15.05 Leics North-Loughboro' 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

D8098 arrives at Quorn with the 15.05 Leics North-Loughboro' 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

37255 approaches  Quorn with the 15.45 Loughboro'-Leics North 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

37255 approaches Quorn with the 15.45 Loughboro'-Leics North 12/02/11 Photo courtesy Bill Pizer

News on D5410 (27059) – Sandwell Council Press Release, 18th February
Sandwell Council is appealing for workshop space to help with the restoration of a historic railway engine. The council is working with volunteers to find a way of bringing new life to the Sandwell locomotive, built in Smethwick. It is appealing for a storage space where volunteers can work on the engine which was built around 20 years ago. Built in the 1960s, it is a class 27 diesel locomotive, one of around 30, which saw service in Scotland. It is currently based at Kidderminster under the care of the Severn Valley Railway, but it needs full restoration. Cabinet member for youth, culture and leisure Cllr Ann Shackleton said: “The Sandwell locomotive was built in Smethwick and is an important part of our industrial and railway heritage and we are determined to ensure its future. “We would love to hear from a business in Sandwell that has spare storage space so that we could bring the engine back to the borough so that with some tender loving care it could be restored piece by piece.”  http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/news/article/745/appeal_for_locomotive_help

NEW Class 55 product
Completed just in time for the 50 year celebration, this is a technical drawing of D9000 when she was being completed at the Vulcan Foundry in 1961 . This general arrangement drawing shows the hours of work put in by the team of dedicated engineers at English Electric that was used to create the pioneer Royal Scots Grey in her early and original build (including detailed changes such air compressor, crew toilet, vacuum only brakes, no ETH,). This monumental piece of draftsman work has been recreated on a high quality glossy photo paper and is sized in A3. This piece is truly the ultimate piece for any fan or collector of Deltic memorabilia.

D9000 General arrangement drawing

D9000 General arrangement drawing

Note sample will not be on the final print.

http://www.royalscotsgrey.com/sales_q_detail.php?code=RPTGD90&cat=2

Hopefully it hopefully bring in some much needed funds for the bodywork repair of D9016. We have just got some new models in stock to so hopefully they will fly out too!

The Deltic 22 sales brochure PDF can be found here: http://www.royalscotsgrey.com/55022%20SALES%20BROCHURE.pdf

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Posted February 18, 2011 by presnews in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News