Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Friday, 26 June 2015

24081 is our diesel of choice for the red timetable this weekend.

If you are at Toddington this weekend to sample the baby sulzer, why not pop into the diesel shed to see the progress being made with 47015 and D6948?
37215 played its part in the recent Friends of Thomas event. Always the villain as 'Diesel.'
Pic - Peter Smith

Thursday, 18 June 2015

GWR Diesel Gala - Sales Stalls

If any preservation society would like a stall in the car park at Toddington during the GWR diesel gala, these are now available outside free of charge. Friday 24th - Sunday 26th July.

Contact Kevin Jarvis for details. kevin.jarvis@ntlworld.com


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Last minute swap

On Saturday 47376 was unable to take its place of the 1555 departure from Toddington due to a minor fault, so 24081 stepped in to cover. '376 was quickly repaired though to undertake its booked duty on Sunday.

More painting brings D6948 return to service nearer

The four year overhaul of D6948 is making good steady progress with the bodywork of the locomotive now completely covered in three layers of undercoat on top of two coats of high build primer. The first top coats have also started to be applied to the roof areas. The diesel shed is usually open for visitors on weekends when working partied are on site. Pop in to see the progress.

Monday, 1 June 2015

47 105 Update

The work on 47105 continues and today saw the engine room roof lifted off and placed on the wagon where it will receive attention to the corroded metal work. 

This also gives much more space to work in the engine room which has had the walls stripped and the gauges and pipe work refurbished.

The equipment room is nearing completion but is missing the refurbished exhausters which are still away.

The equipment room was completely emptied of machines such as the compressors and exhausters, the numerous air tanks, brake frames and the multitude of pipe work among other things. These (with the exception of the exhausters) have all been refurbished and refitting of this complex jigsaw is ongoing.

Update from Rich Watson