News – 22/04/12

News – 22/04/12

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Swanage Diesel Gala Update

Friday:- Beerex -50026. Wessex Belle wine and dine – D6515 or 33111 top and tailed with D5401 (Norden End)

Saturday Beerex – D8059 and D8188 (Top and Tailed and in a pair) .Wessex Belle wine and dine – 33111 or D6515 with D821 (Norden end).

We are still trying to arrange the ‘final’ loco for the line up,….which (hopefully) if we can sort it will announce it as soon as it’s confirmed…..

The driver experience courses from Norden on the Matala section will be using class 20,D8188….further details,plus info on how hot book etc will be also announced in the next few days……..for those of you hoping to get D8188 in hauling trains,it will be worked into the timetable throughout the weekend (including the mandatory pairing with D8059!).

Finally, 50026 IS coming to Swanage,…it will undertake a few days of tests runs before it hauls it’s first trains at the Gala.

ELR Second Deltic Gathering

“Following on from the huge success of the Deltic event held in 2011 the East Lancs Railway are to hold a further gathering of the iconic class of diesel locos over the weekend of 22/23 September.

Resident locos D9016 Gordon Highlander and 55022 Royal Scots Grey will be joined by the Deltic Preservation Society’s D9009 Alycidon and 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier and the National Railway Museum’s 55002 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in hauling scheduled passenger trains, and to a special timetable, on the North West’s premier heritage railway on both days.

Speaking on behalf of the East Lancashire Railway, General Manager Andy Morris stated, “The ‘Deltic’ locomotive played a huge part in revolutionising the British national railway during the 1960s and 1970s by enabling significant improvements to express train services on the main Anglo Scottish route. Being the first ‘approved’ 100mph locomotive they delivered unprecedented levels of performance and enabled huge savings in journey times between London and Scotland. We’re very proud, yet again, to be able to host such a significant collection of these magnificent machines!”

Further details regarding the event may be found on the East Lancashire Railway’s website at

SVR Thomas Event

Bill Pizer’s photos from the SVR Thomas Event showing D821 leaves a busy Kidderminster with the 11.40 to Bridgnorth, D821 climbs away from Bewdley with the 13.50 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster and D821 departs Kidderminster with the 15.40 to Bridgnorth 14/04/12:

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MRC Miscellany 

Bill Pizer’s shots of 20205, 45041, D212 and 20048 at Swanwick 15/04/12:

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Llangollen Diesels

A selection of photos from Lewis Mitchell of the Llangollen Diesel Gala:


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