Traction for October 8th: 5310, 9th: 31271 & 10th: 5310. 29th October is 31271 – with two additional dates on 30th and 31st – see above.
Traction for Saturday 2nd October: 5310. Sunday 3rd October: 1566. It was a successful weekend with 1566 performing well and making a very welcome return.
Llangollen TMD is seen below on the evening of the 29th September, with all 3 machines present. 1566 received fuel (thankfully nobody panic fuelled all the others and the Gronk!) and a short proving run to Glyndyfrdwy and back. All should be well for 47 haulage on Sunday 3rd October. 5310 will be in use on Saturday 2nd October. 31271 will be out again in October – watch this space. YE 0-4-0 shunter Pilkington is also back in business following fuel pump failure. Photo by Matt Davies
31271 made a welcome return on Sunday 26th September. It was great to hear some EE noise around the valley again. 5310 worked Saturday’s services. A huge thanks to the team at A1A Locomotives Ltd, who attended to support both the operation and running day. One of their roadshow also kindly paid for the loco’s hire fee for the day. The hybrid 108/104 DMU was also in use on both days, with it’s blue and green cars and classic loud 104 exhaust rasp it also proved popular.
Timetables for Weekday & Weekend Operation: