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D5310 will be taking part at this weekend’s Winter Warmer Gala at Llangollen on both Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th January 2014. Although haulage miles are restricted to a couple of trips each day due to us not being able to heat the stock, the good news is that the 26 will be working a freight train for the first time in a few years including in the dark on Saturday evening. A public timetable is here (click Download pdf).
The Saturday evening D5310-hauled freight is not shown on the public TT, but will be in Llan station at 18:20 for half an hour for photographs before working a full trip along the line. Arrival at Carrog will be at 19:21 and departure at 19:45, crossing a steam-hauled train at Glyndyfrdwy in both directions. Here’s hoping the rain and gales naff off for the evening!
Although D5310 has hauled passenger and works trains in the dark at Llangollen it is interesting to ponder when was the last time a Class 26 worked a scheduled freight train?