News – 13/03/11

Clayton D8568
D8568 successfully completed a test run to Thame Junction and back hauling a four coach rake on Saturday 12th March 2011.  It will now make it’s return to passenger service at Chinnor on Friday 29th / Saturday 30th April where, subject to availability, it will work all trains on each day.

The timetable for each day will be 10:00, 11:15, 12:30, 13:45, 15:00 and 16:15 departures from Chinnor.

D8568 on test 12/03/11 Photo courtesy Rob Fraser

D8568 on test 12/03/11 Photo courtesy Rob Fraser

20007
D8007 was lifted off it’s bogies to allow the No 2 end bogie to be sent off for tyre turning to rid the loco of a flat that it has had for many years, the tyre turning is being carried out at LNWR, Crewe.  The loco was lifted on Friday 4th March and is planned to have the loco back on its bogies next weekend.  The whole set of photos are available on  www.englishelectricpreservation.co.uk and the owning group can be supported by visiting their online shopping portal at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/eep where there is a large selection of retailers.

20007 lifted off it's bogies 04/03/11 Photo courtesy Tony Duncan

20007 lifted off it's bogies 04/03/11 Photo courtesy Tony Duncan

20007's removed bogie 04/03/11 Photo courtesy Tony Duncan

20007's removed bogie 04/03/11 Photo courtesy Tony Duncan

20059
D8059 was pulled 100 metres within the confines of Kidderminster Station twice by ‘Nuns’ last Sunday.  Staff from Rymans dressed up and pulled the loco to raise a substantial amount of money for Comic Relief.

D8059 at Kidderminster 06/03/11 Photo courtesy David Coombs

D8059 at Kidderminster 06/03/11 Photo courtesy David Coombs

The 'Nuns' and D8059 at Kidderminster 06/03/11 Photo courtesy David Coombs

The 'Nuns' and D8059 at Kidderminster 06/03/11 Photo courtesy David Coombs

33012
71A Locomotive Group’s 33012 has been outshopped in BR Green at Eastleigh Works.  The loco has been repainted using 2 pack paint.  The group has hit a major problem with the batteries now needing replacing.  The cost of new batteries has been quoted at £4500, unfortunately the group had not budgeted for this additional cost which only come to light after the locomotive failed to start during testing.  This is likely to delay 33012 returning to the Swanage Railway and being used on the mainline whilst the money is raised to purchase a new set of batteries. Donations can be send to 71A Locomotive group, 1 Wayleaves, School Rd, Nomansland, Wilts. SP5 2BY

33012 ex works inside Eastleigh Works February 2011 Photo courtesy David Blandford

33012 ex works inside Eastleigh Works February 2011 Photo courtesy David Blandford

Mid Norfolk Railway
The Mid Norfolk Railway are holding a Spring Diesel Gala  on Friday 18th – Sunday 20th March 2011.  Loco’s rostered to be in use subject to availability are D8069, 31 438, 37 003, 37 219, 47 580, 50 019 and 73 210.  A timetable can be found here.

D8069 stabled at Dereham in the company of 37360 and 37219 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Ian Parish

D8069 stabled at Dereham in the company of 37360 and 37219 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Ian Parish

50019 stabled at Dereham in the company of 37219 04/03/11 Photo courtesy Ian Parish

50019 stabled at Dereham in the company of 37219 04/03/11 Photo courtesy Ian Parish

55022
A selection of photos from 55 022’s recent 50th Birthday Railtours….

55022 at London Euston with 1Z28 1305 Euston - Preston Photo courtesy Jon Dunster

55022 at London Euston with 1Z28 1305 Euston - Preston Photo courtesy Jon Dunster

55022 at Nuneaton with 1Z28 1305 Euston - Preston Photo courtesy Jon Dunster

55022 at Nuneaton with 1Z28 1305 Euston - Preston Photo courtesy Jon Dunster

Newcastle Napier Magic D9000 departs from Newcastle 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Kelvyn Guest

Newcastle Napier Magic D9000 departs from Newcastle 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Kelvyn Guest

Newcastle Napier Magic D9000 departs from Newcastle 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Kelvyn Guest

Newcastle Napier Magic D9000 departs from Newcastle 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Kelvyn Guest

RSG at Newcastle during the crew-change whilst working 1Z27 1634 Edinburgh Waverley to Kings Cross return Spitfire Railtours charter Photo courtesy Brian Sherrington

RSG at Newcastle during the crew-change whilst working 1Z27 1634 Edinburgh Waverley to Kings Cross return Spitfire Railtours charter Photo courtesy Brian Sherrington

East Lancs Railway
A few photos from last weekends Diesel Gala…..

Laira Celebs 50008 and 50015 at Ramsbottom 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Andy Fuller

Laira Celebs 50008 and 50015 at Ramsbottom 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Andy Fuller

37901 and L101 at Bury 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Andy Fuller

37901 and L101 at Bury 05/03/11 Photo courtesy Andy Fuller

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Posted March 13, 2011 by presgen in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News