News – 28/06/12

31 101

Suburban Preservation are pleased to announce that after extensive engine work and bodywork repairs 31101 was started and ran under her own power on 25/6/2012, and a successful test run undertaken on the 26th to Shenton and back.  This is the first time she has run since being stopped after the sept diesel gala in 2009.  She should be out for the rails and ales weekend on the 14th and 15th July.  Photos from Suburban Preservation

 

33 103 Hire

33 103 leaving Nemesis Rail’s Burton Upon Trent Depot for a period of hire to the Weardale Railway to cover a shortage of locomotives for their train services.  Photo Martin Sargent:

SVR 1940’s Weekend

Owing to a shortage of steam locomotives, the SVR were forced to use both D8188 and D821 during their 1940’s event last Saturday. D8059 also worked on Sunday.  David Coombs photo of D8188 leaving Kidderminster taken last Saturday:

WSR Diesel Running

The diesel loco allocations have changed slightly on various dates due to crew availability.  The confirmed updated allocations are below.

MAJOR EVENTS INVOLVING DIESEL TRACTION
LATE SUMMER MIXED TRACTION GALA
SATURDAY 1ST- SUNDAY 2ND SEPT.

D7017, D9526, D1010 and D832

Diesel Running Dates 2012

July
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th  Thomas Weekend. D7017 in use.
Friday 13th. D7017 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Saturday 14th. D832 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Friday 20th. D832 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Saturday 21st. D832 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Friday 27th. D1661 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Saturday 28th. D832 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram

August
Friday 3rd. D7017 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Saturday 4th. WSR Rally  D7017, D832 and DH16.
Sunday 5th. WSR Rally  D7017, D832 and DH16.
Friday 10th. D1661 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Saturday 11th. D1010 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Friday 17th. D6566 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Saturday 18th. D6566 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Friday 24th. D7017 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Saturday 25th. D7017 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram
Friday 31st. D1661 on the 11:40 BL diesel diagram

September
Saturday 8th. Camra Beer Festival. D1010 in use. 
Sunday 9th. Camra Beer Festival. D1010 in use.

QB Lunch Trains

These are pre-bookable only via the WSR and are midweek lunch diners between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead.
Weds 18th July. D6566
Weds 1st August. D6566
Weds 15th August. D6566
Weds 5th September. D6566
Weds 19th September. D6566

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Posted June 28, 2012 by presgen in PD News 2012, Preserved Diesels News