News – 05/05/11

Swanage Railway Diesel Gala
33035 has unfortunately suffered problems during today’s convoy move from Barrow Hill to Kidderminster and was detached from the convoy at Soho EMU Depot in Birmingham.  We wish the owning group all the very best in resolving this difficult situation and getting 35 repaired.

The Swanage Railway Diesel Gala Organisers are sitting down to re write the diagrams for the 3 days rather than patching up the old diagrams,…this will maximise the use of visiting locos,….and 33035s replacement will be D6515 on the Beerex on the Friday evening.  Revised WTT’s will be posted in due course….

57601 hauling the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala convoy from Barrow Hill to Kidderminster on arrival at Derby Station at 12:38 - Photo James Whincup

57601 hauling the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala convoy from Barrow Hill to Kidderminster on arrival at Derby Station at 12:38 - Photo James Whincup

33012
33012 mainline certification should be completed in the next few days with a test run being arranged to move the locomotive back to the Swanage Railway in time for the forthcoming diesel gala. A big thank you is owed to James Cox and his team of volunteers for all their hardwork over the past two years and also to the many people who donated money to allow this project to happen in the first place.

33012 will be based at the Swanage Railway when not on mainline duties hauling service and engineering trains between Swanage and Norden. The 71A Locomotive group appreciate all the support given by the Swanage Railway in the past and are happy to be working with them again.

More at http://www.71a.co.uk/news.htm

73006
73006 moved to Crewe Heritage Centre on 17/04/11 from the Dean Forest.  It will be operating on brake van rides during open weekends throughout the summer.

Recent Preserved Railway Photos

D8568 near Horsenden Lane with the 13.00 Thame Junction-Chinnor 30/4/11 - photo B Pizer

D8568 near Horsenden Lane with the 13.00 Thame Junction-Chinnor 30/4/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

D8568 at Horsenden Lane level crossing on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough railway on 29/4/11 - Photo Robin Morel

D8568 at Horsenden Lane level crossing on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough railway on 29/4/11 - Photo Robin Morel

73114 at Shackerstone 29/4/11 - photo B Pizer

73114 at Shackerstone 29/4/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

D5217 arrives at Shenton with the 15.00 ex Shackerstone 29/4/11 - photo B Pizer

D5217 arrives at Shenton with the 15.00 ex Shackerstone 29/4/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

Diesel hydraulics line up at the Severn Valley Railway on 2/5/11 - photo Jon Dunster

Diesel hydraulics line up at the Severn Valley Railway on 2/5/11 - Photo Jon Dunster

50031 at the Severn Valley Railway whilst being tested on 2/5/11 - photo Jon Dunster

50031 at the Severn Valley Railway whilst being tested on 2/5/11 - Photo Jon Dunster

50035 at the Severn Valley Railway whilst being tested on 2/5/11 - photo Jon Dunster

50035 at the Severn Valley Railway whilst being tested on 2/5/11 - Photo Jon Dunster

50031 and 50035 at the Severn Valley Railway whilst being tested on 2/5/11 - Photo Jon Dunster

50031 and 50035 at the Severn Valley Railway whilst being tested on 2/5/11 - Photo Jon Dunster

D9016 & 55022 at Ramsbottom on 23/4/11 - photo Jon Dunster

D9016 & 55022 at Ramsbottom on 23/4/11 - Photo Jon Dunster

33021 running round at Froghall on the Churnet Valley railway on 27/4/11. The 33 covered for a failed 2-6-2T 5199 and hauled the 11.57, 13.22, 14.47 and 16.12 departures from Cheddleton - photo Rick Davenport

33021 running round at Froghall on the Churnet Valley railway on 27/4/11. The 33 covered for a failed 2-6-2T 5199 and hauled the 11.57, 13.22, 14.47 and 16.12 departures from Cheddleton - Photo Rick Davenport

33021 running round at Froghall on the Churnet Valley railway on 27/4/11 - photo Rick Davenport

33021 running round at Froghall on the Churnet Valley railway on 27/4/11 - Photo Rick Davenport

D4 Great Gable on 24/4/11. The loco was moving off shed to work the 11:25 service from Swanwick to Butterley - photo Ged Holmes

D4 Great Gable on 24/4/11. The loco was moving off shed to work the 11:25 service from Swanwick to Butterley - Photo Ged Holmes

D5061 heads north at Goathland on 23/4/11 - photo Kelvyn Guest

D5061 heads north at Goathland on 23/4/11 - Photo Kelvyn Guest

D7628 sits outside Grosmont MPD on 23/4/11 - photo Kelvyn Guest

D7628 sits outside Grosmont MPD on 23/4/11 - Photo Kelvyn Guest

… and finally over to Ireland
146 at Downpatrick on 23/4/11 - photo B Pizer

146 at Downpatrick on 23/4/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

E421 at Downpatrick on 23/4/11 - photo B Pizer

E421 at Downpatrick on 23/4/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

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Posted May 4, 2011 by presnews in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News