News – 05/10/11

Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway diesel gala – 15/16 October

A few words from Alistair Grieve:

The annual Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway diesel gala will be taking place as planned on the 15/16th October.

We’re not able to post the final timetable yet as we’re still waiting to hear on the 31 D5627 and 37421, also we’re still awaiting an arrival date for 37219!

37216 and 73128 are both definites and there is a good chance the 31 will be out as well.

We won’t be using the Big Pit Branch as it was only opened under special dispensation to a temporary platform and that has now been removed to allow work on the actual station to continue. We hope to run driver for a fiver down some of the branch though.

We have a web page for the gala here and we’ll keep it updated as we get more info: http://www.pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk/pages/dieselupdates/dieselupdates.htm

D306 into green and off to Severn Valley

A selection of recent photos of 40106 (D306) having received a repaint into original green livery courtesy of Neil Boden, with photos from today courtesy of Derek Clarke showing 31190 dragging 40106 through Rowley Regis enroute from Washwood Heath to Kidderminster.

… and finally

We’ve been completely deluged with recent photos from Llangollen, Wensleydale & Nene Valley so will be putting out a separate posting with a gallery featuring the best from each.

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Posted October 5, 2011 by presnews in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News