News – 25/04/11

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D8059 was pressed into service on Friday 22nd April and worked the 11:55 service to Bridgnorth.  The Class 20 had replaced the booked steam service which was unavailable for this run.

D8059 at Kidderminster 22/04/11 - Photo Nigel Smith

D8059 at Kidderminster 22/04/11 - Photo Nigel Smith

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D7612 has been out in action at the South Devon Railway’s Cambrian Themed Easter Gala working a mixture of passenger and freight services.

D7612 working the 1J20 07.40 Euston - Aber 23/04/11 - Photo Neil Cannon

D7612 working the 1J20 07.40 Euston - Aber 23/04/11 - Photo Neil Cannon

D7612 working the 6J28 Stanlow & Thorne tanks to Aber 23/04/11 - Photo Neil Cannon

D7612 working the 6J28 Stanlow & Thorne tanks to Aber 23/04/11 - Photo Neil Cannon

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33057 has arrived back at the West Somerset Railway after major body refurbishment/repaint by CTMS at Cranmore on the East Somerset Railway and tyre turning at St Philips Marsh Depot in Bristol.  The loco is planned to return to service in September.

33057 ex works after bodywork overhaul and repainting - Photo Terry Deacon

33057 ex works after bodywork overhaul and repainting - Photo Terry Deacon

33057 and 33048 over the pit area at Bishops Lydeard whilst a fitness to run inspection takes place - Photo Terry Deacon

33057 and 33048 over the pit area at Bishops Lydeard whilst a fitness to run inspection takes place - Photo Terry Deacon

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The batteries were disconnected during the last working party ready to a wait for a new set which which have been ordered from Rail Traction Supplies Ltd.  Thanks to a donation of £1500 we were able to go ahead with them.  We still need contributions towards the cost of these though please, further details can be found on the group’s website.

Repairs are taking place to No 1 header tank after it decided to spring a leak.  The cooling system was drained of coolant to enable repairs.  No 2 engine is now ready to go, fingers crossed.

Deltic 50 Event
D9016 and 55022 have been out in action at the East Lancs Railway over the past four days celebrating 50 years of the Deltics.

55022 will head back to the North East to continue working for GBRf.  At the moment the loco is due to leave Bury around 8am on Tuesday.

D9016 approaches Ramsbottom 24/04/11 - Photo Cary Barrett

D9016 approaches Ramsbottom 24/04/11 - Photo Cary Barrett

55022 in action at the Deltic 50 Event 24/04/11 - Photo Cary Barrett

55022 in action at the Deltic 50 Event 24/04/11 - Photo Cary Barrett

55022 & D9016 at Bury 24/04/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

55022 & D9016 at Bury 24/04/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

D9016 nears Irwell Vale with the 10.40 Rawtenstall-Heywood 24/04/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

D9016 nears Irwell Vale with the 10.40 Rawtenstall-Heywood 24/04/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

55022 approaches Irwell Vale with the 13.10 Rawtenstall-Heywood 24/04/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

55022 approaches Irwell Vale with the 13.10 Rawtenstall-Heywood 24/04/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

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Posted April 25, 2011 by presgen in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News