News – 18/07/11

25191
25 191’s No. 2 end cab was successfully lifted off the loco’s frame on the 12/07/11 and is now in place at Buckfastleigh for extensive repairs and refabrication. Welders are in place to undertake the work and drawings have kindly being provided to assist with the fabrication. The extent of the corrosion and level of repairs that will be required can clearly be seen, the very reason why the cab was removed from the loco and repairs not carried out insitu.  The cooling group is the next area to receive attention and will be lifted from the loco to allow the settling tanks to be repaired or renewed.  Further details can be found on the loco’s restoration website www.25191.co.uk

Andy Benney supervises the lift of No.2 end cab off the loco frames 12/07/11 - Photo Chris Rees

Andy Benney supervises the lift of No.2 end cab off the loco frames 12/07/11 - Photo Chris Rees

25191's No. 2 end cab succesfully lifted off the loco frames - Photo Andy Benney

25191's No. 2 end cab succesfully lifted off the loco frames - Photo Andy Benney

25191's No. 2 end cab heads off for restoration - Photo Andy Benney

25191's No. 2 end cab heads off for restoration - Photo Andy Benney

Peak Rail Diesel Running Day 16/7/11‏

D8 arrives at Matlock Station's platform 2 with the 11.15 ex  Rowsley 16/07/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

D8 arrives at Matlock Station's platform 2 with the 11.15 ex Rowsley 16/07/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

31270 departs Matlock with the 16.48 to Rowsley 16/07/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

31270 departs Matlock with the 16.48 to Rowsley 16/07/11 - Photo Bill Pizer

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Posted July 18, 2011 by presgen in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News