News – 31/07/11

The following photographs from Steve Robb give a small insight into the work being carried out on D306.  Recent work includes newly repainted roof panels and the repainted fuel tank and compressor bay.

Llangollen Diesel Group News
D1566 has been returned to traffic at the Llangollen Railway following cooling system repairs. The Type 4 completed a successful test run on Saturday 25th July, top and tailing with 6940 on the last run of the 4 trip diesel diagram.

Photo by Iain Ross

The 47 will now be able to star in this weekend’s 1960’s Weekend, where it will work alongside D5310 and 6940 on Saturday and then 5580 and 6940 on Sunday.  Some workings will be double headed – including mixed steam and diesel. One rake of stock will include a newly repainted blue and grey coach to add to the modernisation plan atmosphere. CK 16071 is seen awaiting lining on 28th July:

There is a vintage vehicle rally at Glyndyfrdwy station with around 90 cars booked to attend over the weekend and a real ale festival with 10 different beers at Llangollen station.

Please note a special event fare of £13 applies, but this is a rover fare and includes unlimited vintage bus travel between Llangollen and Carrog (3 in use – Leyland Titan, Tiger Cub and Guy Arab V) and entry to the evening music concert at Llangollen station. A £2 entry charge applies to Llangollen station for non-ticketholders.

New product for Royal Scots Grey – Number of the Beast T-shirt
Polo Shirt

’55 022 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST’ Polo Shirt, available in attractive black colour. Top quality embroidered ’55 022′ number and ‘THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST’ on the left chest area along with Royal Scots Grey website on the right sleeve. Show everybody your support for the beast!

Sizes: M, L, XL and XXL.

£17.95 with free postage and packing.

Product Code: R PSB BK

’55 022 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST’ printed T-shirt in desirable black. The long awaited, high quality cotton printed t-shirt featuring highly detailed Waterloo crest with nameplate on the front and the ‘Beasts’ number on the rear! Show everyone which loco is the true beast of the rails!

Sizes: M, XL and XXL.

Only £8.95 with free postage and packing.

Product Code: R TSB

Please see for further details

Swanage 2012 Diesel Gala and Beer Festival
Following the great success of the 2011 diesel gala,The Swanage Railway are delighted to announce that 2012 Diesel gala and Beer Festival will be held over the weekend of Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May.As usual,a number of visiting locos will be attending to work alongside side the Railways diesel fleet over the duration of the weekend.

55002 – Update
The cab gauges were removed last weekend for calibration due to a new requirement from the NYMR for all visiting diesel loco’s.  Painting of the cabs also continued.  55002 has been fitted with new blanked off headcode panels. Picture by Stuart Page.


Posted July 31, 2011 by presgen in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News