Monthly Archives: September 2010

D1566: not available as under repair

D1566 will unfortunately not now be available for the diesel weekend as the repairs required to the cooling circuit are too extensive. The phots below shows the radiators being prepared for removal and an example of the corrosion that we’re dealing with. Thanks … Continue reading

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Diesel Weekend Timetables now available

Timetables for the diesel weekend are now on the event’s own page and can be accessed by clicking here. Note that D1566 is not included on the diagrams at this stage, but will be added if the loco is confirmed as … Continue reading

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Teddy Teething Troubles and the McThunderbird

Many thanks to all those who turned up for a trip with D9521 today. Our apologies for the first trip being caped. Unfortunately D9521 experienced further problems with a sticking reverser, as experienced at the GWR175 weekend. The owners had thought the issue was … Continue reading

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D9521 looking very at home in the Dee Valley and Swindon Weekend

Continuing our theme of 1960′s timewarps, feast your eyes on this superb shot of D9521 working a freight on her debut weekend at Llangollen, Sunday 12th September, as part of the GWR175 weekend. The shot was kindly provided by Dave D from … Continue reading

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1960′s Weekend on Film

Newtown Television have produced this interesting video, which provides an excellent account of the sights and sounds from the weekend. Ignore the goon who’s being interviewed in the cab of 6940 though, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about! ; )

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