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31271 Debut – Sunday 16th June

We are pleased to announce that following her arrival with us on Tuesday 7th May, 31271 is due to make her debut to traffic on the Llangollen Railway on Sunday 16th June, working the 10, 12:15 and 14:30 trains from … Continue reading

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1566 Ready for May Running Days

We’re all looking forward to a Sulzer-powered Bank Holiday weekend! Following successful de-winterisation and testing, 1566 is currently scheduled to handle all 4 of our May diesel running days – that’s a B timetable on Sunday 5th, Monday 6th, Saturday … Continue reading

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Hello to 5310!

The Group are delighted to unveil 5310 in her new livery of early 1970’s-style BR green with full yellow ends and D-less numbers. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work that has taken place in Pentrefelin carriage … Continue reading

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Work Starts on D5310

A belated happy new year to all our supporters. After a busy end to 2018, 2019 continues to find us plenty to do on our fleet. Discussions are ongoing to find a partner to allow us to lift and repair … Continue reading

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2019/20 Visiting Locomotive

Concluding what has been a very busy period for our Group behind the scenes, the Llangollen Diesel Group are pleased to announce that, thanks to the support of A1A Locomotives Limited, Class 31 No 31271 will be spending the 2019 and 2020 … Continue reading

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6940 Back on NR Metals

6940 left Llangollen on Monday 17th December on an Allelys low loader. This was the first time she had left NR metals since her arrival in Wales back in 2002. This was a rather sad occasion for us all and … Continue reading

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6940 Sale Concluded

We can confirm that 6940 has now been sold to Neil Boden at Boden Rail Engineering Limited and is leaving Llangollen today, December 17th 2018. It will be very sad to see her leave us, but the loco has a very … Continue reading

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LDG News Following AGM

The Llangollen Diesel Group held our Annual General Meeting on Sunday November 25th. 6940 Offered for Sale Following a comprehensive review of our operations and resources carried out ahead of our AGM, the difficult decision was made to reduce our fleet … Continue reading

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Diesel Weekend – Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who supported our Diesel Weekend. The event was a success, with 33102 performing superbly and all timetabled trains running although with propelling moves on Saturday due to 6940 failing with vacuum problems. Our CME Mark Smales worked … Continue reading

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33102 Debut & Diesel Weekend Update

1566 is now sorted and strumming on 12 cylinders. Many thanks to Tim Hines and the ex-BR Crewe fitters he works with, who came and had a look over her with us on Saturday. They pointed out that the tiny copper washers you need on … Continue reading

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