News – 09/04/11

Class 17 D8568 – Special Clayton Class 17 operating days

The sole surviving Clayton will be back in traffic on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April. Trains from Chinnor Station at 10.00, 11.15, 12.30, 1.45, 3.00 and 4.15,  all welcome. More details on http://www.chinnorrailway.co.uk

47367 & North Norfolk news

The SF47 Group’s 47367 underwent full line testing on the North Norfolk Railway on Monday evening this week (4th April). 31207 was dragged along for additional load and brake testing. 47367 is due to debut in BR Blue livery on passenger trains on Sunday 10th April at the NNR’s Vintage Bus Weekend which will also feature Class 37 6737 on Saturday, plus LEV1 and W&M DRB E79960 on Saturday and Sunday see: http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/page.php?pid=32 for full details.

47367 undergoing line testing at Holt on the NNR - copyright Steve Allen

47367 undergoing line testing at Holt on the NNR - copyright Steve Allen

47367 undergoing line testing at Sheringham on the NNR - copyright Steve Allen

47367 undergoing line testing at Sheringham on the NNR - copyright Steve Allen

50044 & 50049

At Cardiff Canton 50049’s bogies are now ready for fitting, only requiring a few minor tasks to be carried out.

50049's bogies - photo Mike Matthews

50049's bogies - photo Mike Matthews

50049's bogies - photo Mike Matthews

50049's bogies - photo Mike Matthews

50044’s repaint has reached the primer stage.

50044 in hi-build primer - photo Mike Matthews

50044 in hi-build primer - photo Mike Matthews

50044 in hi-build primer - photo Mike Matthews

50044 in hi-build primer - photo Mike Matthews

37175

At Bo’ness 37175 has been outshopped in large logo livery, as carried by the loco between 1985 & 1992. Included is the wide yellow cantrail banding carried by 37175 during its time fitted with the CP5 self-steering bogies.

37175 in its new livery at Bo'ness on 8/4/11 - photo Matt Stoddon

37175 in its new livery at Bo'ness on 8/4/11 - photo Matt Stoddon

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Posted April 9, 2011 by presnews in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News