We can confirm that 6940 has now been sold to Neil Boden at Boden Rail Engineering Limited and is leaving Llangollen today, December 17th 2018. It will be very sad to see her leave us, but the loco has a very bright future ahead with Neil and his team – he hopes to return her to the mainline with his Class 50’s. The loco’s sale has allowed us raise some much-needed funds to repair D5310’s traction motor.
We are sorry that a farewell running event has not been possible, but thankful the loco was able to offer so many miles throughout 2018. We would like to thank everyone who has shown interest in 6940 and wished us well with our future plans. We were surprised by the number of responses and received several very serious offers. We wish Neil every success with 240 and look forward to seeing her receiving the mechanical attention she deserves.
Finally, we would also like to thank everyone who has supported “The Beast of Berwyn’s” running at Llangollen over the last 15 years. As Dr Seuss once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened”. Photo by Mark Riley.