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Colne Valley Railway diesel gala 2012
From the looks of it, the Colne Valley Railway may not be around for much longer. According to an article in this months Steam Railway mag, the CVR are to vacate the Castle Hedingham site by the end of this year, with everything to be either sold or relocated elsewhere  Sad
Eastleigh & Southampton
09002 & O8650 parked next to each other were easily viewed from the bridge today (21/3) - they were later joined by 08721 although a flat wagon separated this one from the other 2

07007 was doing the shunting and at one time was moving 08650 and two coaches about

08904 was at Eastleigh yard

08810 was visable in the c/s at the far end of the depot

08442 could be glimpsed down the side of the depot sidings but a blue sausage was blocking the view from the allotments

At Freigh ...
Forthcoming Diesel Galas
Not a gala as such....

First Great Western (FGW) have kindly invited PLEG/BLS to Laira depot in Devon to ride behind a couple of their shunters over rare track in support of their nominated charity running as a charity railtour from Plymouth station. This event is also generously supported by Network Rail. All members of staff are very kindly giving their time for free, Network Rail are waiving their track access fees and all PLEG/BL ...
09002 arrived at Eastleigh Works today on a low loader at 1115 from Whitemoor Yard. Work being done on it for GBRf.   Heads Up - 09009 will also be coming to the Works in the near future but not sure when. Repairs also for GBRf.
08650 arrived at Eastleigh Works today by road and was in the Works Yard this afternoon. (Mendip Rail livery)
Eurotunnel Shunters at Cheriton
I remember reading that the Eurotunnel shunters can be seen from a road running alongside the yard at Cheriton. However I cannot remember the site or instructions. Can anyone either give the directions from Folkstone West station or the site the information is given
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Better late than never i guess... Confused

03066 - Barrow Hill - 17.3.07

03084 - March Whitemoor Yard - 11.6.88
03090 - National Railway Museum, Shildon - 7.5.11
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08823 on the move
Although 08823 was reported en-route towards Daventry on the 6th March, i've just stumbled upon a photo of it parked outside the complex, awaiting entry on the 3rd March  Shocked

I'm wondering whether it was deliveried and it had conked out or something was afoot, i don't know. Seems strange that both sightings were on different days, and both with bona fide  Confused
2015 Hit List
Teessider wrote:
For those looking for the Wilton 08's, unless a permit/visit is possible, it looks like they are going to be pretty much off limits for some time.  They will be inside the loco shed, and the site is closed to Rail Traffic until 2016!!!

They've laid off ( or most ) all the ground staff aswell apparently. Shunters not for sale at the moment.
Midlands/N West/N East 8th - 10th March
Trip was after mainly 66's so these took priority and included over nights at Decoy on the Sunday and Hillam Gates on the Monday.

As we went around this is what we saw shunter wise...

8th March..Washwood Heath..08588/762....Bescot....08580/709/907...Crewe...08405/495/507/567/593/704/706/714/757/804/824/865/868/886/995....Derby...08417/631/ ...
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