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D5310 to Visit Spa Valley Railway & Headcode Blinds in 1566

We are very pleased to announce that D5310 is off on a summer holiday to the Spa Valley Railway to take part in their summer diesel gala on 4th to 7th of August. The Type 2 will head for Kent straight after … Continue reading

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News for the New Year – All the Best for 2016!

All the very best for 2016 from the LDG to all our supporters. 2015 was a pretty good year for us, with 6940 back in business, D5310 continuing to be a solid and dependable machine and considerable progress made on 1566 … Continue reading

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D1566 Goes Undercover

We are delighted to announce that overhaul work on D1566 has resumed and the locomotive has moved into Llangollen shed for the winter to allow more rapid progress to be made. We are very grateful to the LR Engineering Team … Continue reading

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6 Years on and it’s still a 26 on the 26th!

BRCW Type 2 D5310 will mark the 6th anniversary of her first public working on the Llangollen Railway by being the booked diesel traction on the 26th September, our last running day of the year. Whilst we are unable to field two locos on this … Continue reading

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A big thanks to everyone who supported our locos running at both Classic Transport and 1960’s weekend, which are both events organised by members of the Diesel Group but run for the Railway. Both were a success and we were also very pleased … Continue reading

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A big thank you to all those who supported 6940’s triumphant return to traffic on the 14th of June. The loco performed very well and worked all 3 trips. An air leak developed during the day, which did not hamper … Continue reading

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6940 Haulage for June 14th

We are delighted to announce that 6940 is confirmed as fit for traffic following a successful solo test run last night. We now plan to use 6940 on the next scheduled running day on Sunday the 14th June. This is a brilliant result of … Continue reading

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6940 Back in Business

It’s been quite a week for the Group, culminating in a very successful first running day of 2015 on March 28th. As well as another flawless performance from D5310, 6940 made a welcome return to traffic after bogie repairs, hauling her first train for 18 months … Continue reading

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Spring Preparations

A working day was held on Saturday 21st February in readiness for our first timetabled running day of the year on Saturday 28th March. This will see D5310 in use alongside a DMU. Bogie repairs have been completed on 6940 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

A very happy new year to all our supporters and a big thank you to all those who supported an excellent Winter Warmer Gala – the turn out was very impressive despite the cold and, at times, wet weather. D5310 performed … Continue reading

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