Monthly Archives: July 2010

60′s weekend preparation

Some photos from Bryn Jones showing the finishing touches of preparation on D6940 and D5310 for the weekend ahead.  Mark, Bryn and Iain stand proudly with a very shiny 37! Bryn models the refurbished number 2 end cab of 6940:  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Cop a load of this…..

Photo by Rhys Evans and needs no caption other than “absolutely dreadful” The culmination of nearly 6 months of hard work – well done lads! Thanks to all those who’ve helped us achieve this. You know who you are!

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Getting close

6940 has now received 2 coats of blue on most of the body and the frames are now being attended to. We have also rectified a frustrating electrical problem which reared its head on Monday evening - a most inconvenient situation after the loco has run faultlessly each … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Blue Monday?

Photo from George Jones, taken today. The loco is seen in undercoat, but the shed lighting makes it look almost right!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Painting team at work

Press photo by George Jones of a very pleased Iain and Pete, ready to get on with painting the topcoat of blue after weeks of scraping, cutting, welding, fabricating, filling, sanding, some more filling, a lot more sanding, priming, flatting, a touch more filling, sanding again and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blue Thursday!

BR blue returns to 6940′s roof after an absence of some twenty years Photo (and brushwork!) by Iain Ross.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

1960′s Weekend Timetable Now Available

We’re pleased to confirm that the timetables for our 1960′s weekend. You can download them by clicking here. The painting of Class 37 D6940 continues to go well and the locomotive is expected to undertake a test run next Monday evening to prove her out. D5310 is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Carrog, 1964. Or is it?

As we’re into the 60′s at the moment, have a look at this atmospheric shot: Is it a Kodachrome slide showing the failed experiment of using BRCW Type 2′s on the Barmouth line before closure or is a bit of photo trickery … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Book tickets for our 60′s weekend & dress up as Dr B!

Tickets can now be bought in advance for our 1960′s weekend, billed as ‘From the Beatles to Beeching” now we are delighted to be able to confirm that superb 60′s tribute act “Cavern” are playing on Sunday evening. Entry to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello yellow!

The first top coat colour applied to the refurbished Number 1 nose end of 6940 today. Photo courtesy of Mark Smales.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment