News – 31/05/12

News – 31/05/12

The Return of 50 017 “Royal Oak”

Dave Cunningham’s 50 017 “Royal Oak” will be making it’s public debut in NSE Livery at the Plym Valley Railway on Saturday 9th June 2012 following many months of extensive bodywork repairs and preparation.  The loco will be in action from 1300-1600 with the usual Plym Valley Railway facilities available from 1100.  The organisers hope for a good turn out which needs to be a success for the Railway.

Severn Valley – Saturday 2nd June

A Class 50 will be in use this Saturday vice 37906 (ongoing governor repairs).

Bill Pizer’s photos of Slug 6’s recent test run. After receiving attention to its engine governor, 37906 underwent a loaded test run Kidderminster-Bewdley on the 27/05/12 with 50 135 & 50 044 in tow.  More work is requried to set the loco up.

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Bill Pizer’s photo of 57003 with 31466 & 37308 running as 0Z38 to Lydney at Bromsgrove South Loop 29/05/12:


37 190

Richard Allen’s photo of 37 190 undergoing bodywork repairs at Swanwick:


MRC Diesel Gala

Bill Pizer’s photos from the MRC Diesel Gala last weekend. 20 048 approaches Swanwick Junction with the 14.24 Riddings-Hammersmith, 08 590 trundles away from Swanwick Junction with the 14.26 Hammersmith-Riddings and 47 401 arrives at Swanwick Junction with the 15.44 Riddings-Hammersmith 27/05/12:

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Preserved Diesels