Thanks to superb support towards funding transport costs, we are delighted to confirm that D7535 WILL be visiting us for our Diesel Weekend on September 28th & 29th! Joining our two season resident 31271 and home fleet 1566, this is now looking like a tasty event and we think it’s also our first gala with TWO visiting locomotives! We are still welcoming further donations towards transport https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/7535-v – every little helps a lot! We can’t wait to welcome a “Rat” back to Llangollen after an absence of over 10 years since 25313 left us in 2009. Big thanks are due to the South Devon Diesel Traction Group and Great Central Railway, whom we are working with closely to make the visit happen.
A DMU will also be featuring in the event and we’re planning an interesting timetable with an evening working on the Saturday. Hopefully a brakevan trip will also run along the full line for the first time in many years, subject to stock availability and operational approval. Unfortunately 08195 will not now be in use.