Monthly Archives: March 2011

April Mileage Accumulation Days

Traction for our four trip running day on the 16th April will be A1A’s Class 31 5580. 5580 at Carrog, 26th March 1971, sorry 2011. We were in the tea room, avin ‘oops. Traction for the 30th April will most … Continue reading

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A big thank you…..

…….to all who supported us at yesterday’s Spring Diesel Day – both as paying punters and being part of making the day happen. Initial feedback from the ticket offices showed the event has done well. Our merchandise stand on Llan … Continue reading

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6940: Not Available for Spring Diesel Day

The LDG are very, very sorry to announce that Class 37 6940 is highly unlikely to work on the 26th. The oil change was performed this morning and the loco was started and fired up fine. All appeared well and … Continue reading

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Available for sale this weekend….

Bryn has been busy continuing to develop our range of merchandise and we’re pleased to have three new lines for sale at our Diesel Day this coming weekend. Firstly, we are pleased to add D5310-branded clothing to the range - we … Continue reading

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BR Blue

Two evocative photos from Iain Ross during shunting after the arrival of 5580 on Saturday, including the Class 108 operating the early season passenger service. Please note that 03162 was not under power in the consist, it remains stored out … Continue reading

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Diesel Weekend Shunter Update!

 Shunter update! Bridge repairs at Carrog are now complete, so loco-hauled trains can perform normal run-rounds without the need for shunt releasing. 08195 has returned to Llangollen and should now be available to work bespoke brake van shuttles at … Continue reading

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A Brush Type 2 is back in North Wales

Class 31 5580 arrived last night and was unloaded successfully at Llangollen this morning. Heanor’s Volvo tractor and trailer unit awaits unloading this morning. The sight that greeted me upon arrival. Dreadful! A 1970′s BR Blue fest on the stabling road!  More news to follow … Continue reading

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Diesel Day Timetable

The public timetable for our Saturday 26th March Diesel Day is now available: The file is also available to download by clicking: Llangollen Railway Diesel Day 26th March 2011 or by visiting the event page here

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6940 & Diesel Day: Update – 14th March

The post-winter inspection of Class 37 6940 found a problem which was initially thought severe enough to prevent the locomotive from taking part in the March Diesel Day and subsequent April running days. We are very relieved to update you that the fault has now … Continue reading

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D5310 – that useful engine again

Wales 2011 or Scotland 1961? The atmospheric image of a slightly work-stained D5310 between duties at Carrog yesterday, where the Type 2 was acting as station pilot and shunt releasing BR standard 4 tank 80072 due to the run-round loop being out of … Continue reading

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