News – 10/11/11

News – 10/11/11

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Tyne Yard on Tour .. 37250 moves to Wensleydale

37250 has moved from the Eden Valley Railway at Warcop to a new home on the Wensleydale Railway. It is hoped to have the Tractor back up and running fairly soon. Photo of 37250 arriving at Leeming Bar on 9th November courtesy of Paul Warren.

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31289’s 50th Birthday Bash

On 6th November at the Northampton & Lamport Railway 31289 celebrated its 50th anniversary hauling a couple of round trips with 47205, both locos looking well in their recent new coats of paint. Photos courtesy of Bill Pizer.

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Bo’ness update – 37025 & 37403

At Bo’ness the restoration of 37403 is coming along well, with the power unit now almost complete. A lot of time has been taken stripping off the old paint from inside the engine room, and repainting it. A set of cast bogies has been acquired which will speed up getting the loco back on a decent set prior to going mainline. 37025 meanwhile has had its first bogie overhaul completed, and work has been ongoing with the overhaul of its Clayton steam generator and the fitting of ETH jumper receptacles for through-wiring the loco so that it can run with any loco so fitted. Photos below are all courtesy of Davie Horne.

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Recent photos from around the country

37905 stabled at Alresford on the Mid-Hants Railway on 28th October – photo Mark V Pike

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At the National Railway Museum in York, we have 31018, D200, D1023 & D6700 on 31st October – photos Dicky White.

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D5217 on a freight

Taken between Shenton & Market Bosworth, class 25 D5217 on the recent freight train event – photos Martin Sargent

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… and finally .. ex DB class 323 shunters on the move

Northumbria Rail’s two ex DB class 323 shunters left Longhoughton goods Yard on 18/10/2011, and have moved to Eastleigh Works arriving on 19/10/2011. They are on loan to Knights Rail Services.  323 674-2 has recently been started up and test run. 323 539-7 requires work to the top end of the engine before it will see use.

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