News – 27/08/11

D7523 to leave the WSR

As a result of a change of ownership of Class 25 No D7523 “John F. Kennedy” the locomotive will be leaving the West Somerset Railway in early September 2011 for a new home at North Weald on the Epping and Ongar Heritage Railway.  The Class 25 has been based at Williton Diesel Depot in the care of the Diesel & Electric Preservation Group for the last 15 years. Its last day in service will be Sunday 4th September. 

See WSR website link for further details, http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/article.php?xArt=225&jssCart=fe06b9799b9f1dcedef14ca0bda7d1f6

Severn Valley Railway – Additional Diesel Turns on 4th September

Due to a request for a enhanced timetable (tableC) on Sunday 4th Sept 2011 D821 will now work the 9.55/1.30 deps from Kidderminster and 11.55/3.40 deps from Bridgnorth, 37906 will work the same diagram on Saturday 3rd Sept as booked.

Recent photos

33035 is seen at Wirksworth on 20th August, photos courtesy of Graham Turner

 40106 seen in primer and the roof in undercoat at Washwood Heath on 25th August, photo courtesy of Neil Boden

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Posted August 27, 2011 by presnews in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News