News – 17/06/11

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With Tim Farmer’s support, assistance and blessing, the PD Forum and domain have been transferred over to the team now running the site.  Thanks Tim for making this possible.  To help fund the costs of running the site and keeping the forum operational, advert space is available to purchase on the Forum.  A paypal account may also be set up in the future to make sure the site continues.  We can create artwork if required at additional cost.  For further details please email

D7076 – News Flash
As of midnight tonight (in fact 23:59 and 41 seconds!) Maybach Power unit no. MD 870145 fired up in Hymek D7076 for the first time in a locomotive since 1972!!!!!

It was Very Loud and Very Impressive!! (May leave the Turbo’s off for a while) 100 psi of Oil Pressure will do for us!!

The Peak Line for Microsoft Train Simulator‏
A new addon pack for Microsoft Train Simulator is available to help raise funds for the restoration of 50029 Renown and 50030 Repulse.

“The Peak Line” for Microsoft Train Simulator carefully models the former Midland Railway route from Ambergate to Chinley and includes the branch to Buxton (Midland).  Special care was taken to make the scenery and engineering features of the line accurate and realistic.

A large amount of locomotives and rolling stock is included with Blue Pullman, Class 24 and Class 104 DMU models being of particular interest to diesel enthusiasts.  The pack retails at £19.99 plus £2 P+P – more details and screengrabs from this and other train sim packs in aid of RRRG can be found here


Posted June 17, 2011 by presgen in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News