86 259 of 1966 vintage was back in action on the Mainline yesterday and is seen below at Milton Keynes on the regular Saturday charter (Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express) to Preston. Unusually routed in and out of platform two. Photo Rob Morel.
GWR New Diesel Shed
The new diesel shed which has been privately funded at the GWR is now taking shape with erection of the main framework of the building starting last week Further details and photos can be found on the Growler Group Website here. PD Contributor Bill Pizer is undertaking a sponsored swim to raise funds for 37 215’s share of the shed and further details can be found here.
37 905 is currently on loan to the Mid Hants Railway and Ian Parish has sent in the following photo of Slug 5 stabled in Ropley Yard on the 22/01/12. More of Ian’s Photos can be found here.
25 191 Restoration
The restoration to working order of 25 191 continues at Buckfastleigh. A full update and photos can be found on the loco’s restoration website here. The following photo from Chris Rees shows what the team are up against…..