News – 25/06/11

37248
Restoration work continues on 37248 at Toddington.  The three boiler steel ballast weights have been lifted out of the loco and the boiler area is now being cleaned up and refurbished prior to the overhauled steam heat boiler being fitted.  The removed boiler room roof panel is being needle gunned and repainted.

37248 Boiler ballast weights being prepared for lifting out - Photo Phil Seymour

37248 Boiler ballast weights being prepared for lifting out - Photo Phil Seymour

37248 Boiler ballast weights being prepared for lifting out - Photo Phil Seymour

37248 Boiler ballast weights being prepared for lifting out - Photo Phil Seymour

37906
37 906 is currently out of service awaiting the fitting of overhauled fuel injectors and fuel pumps. It is planned to fit these to the loco on Sunday 26/06/11.

West Somerset Railway Revised Diesel Roster
We have been advised by the DEPG of the operating dates for heritage traction passenger trains for the next few months. This does not include the Mixed Traction Weekend but other planned chances to ride behind the Heritage fleet from Williton.

The new mid week “Quantock Belle” will be headed by Class 14

0-6-0DH D9526 on Wednesdays June 8th, June 22nd, and July 6th. To book on this dining train and for more details call 01823 433856.

During July and August the 11.45 and 15.05 from Bishops Lydeard and the 13.15 and 17.35 from Minehead are planned to be worked as follows:-

Friday 15th July:-Class 35 “Hymek” D7017

Saturday 16th July:-Class 25 D7523

Friday 22nd July:-Class 47 D1661 ”North Star”

Saturday 23rd July:-Class 42 “Warship” D832 “Onslaught”

Friday 29th July:-Class 25 D7523

Saturday 30th July:-Class 33 “Crompton” D6566

Friday 5th August:-Class 35 “Hymek2 D7017

Saturday 6th August:-Class 35 “Hymek”  D7017

Friday 12th August:-Class 47 D1661  “North Star”

Saturday 13th August:-Class 33 “Crompton” D6566

Friday 19th August:-Class 35 “Hymek” D7017

Saturday 20th August:-Class 47 D1661 “North Star”

Friday 26th August:-Class 35 “Hymek” D7017

Saturday 27th August:Class 42 “Warship” D832 “Onslaught”

The “Hymek” will also operate the diesel diagram in the “Thomas” weekend, disguised as D7101.

Day Rover Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

North Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala
A selection of Rob Morel’s photos from the North Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala:

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