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D9523 has arrived at the Nene Valley Railway for engine repairs after it's failure on the 14's@50 event at the East Lancs.
Please can anyone confirm if 2279 is still at Rowsley and viewable?
London Underground Schoma 'action'
Not 'shunters' as such  but rumours that the preserved 3 car 1960 Cravens tube stock will be diesel hauled from LU metals at Epping (electrification limit) via a recently reinstated piece of track onto the non electrified Epping Ongar railway for a 3 day Gala at the end of September(26-28th). (note connection from LU to EOR not passed for passenger operation)
As these Schoma diesels are currently being sent away to be converted into battery/ 4th rail electric traction , possibility of last chan ...
Visited Eastleigh Works this weekend and 08790 still in there with a "Not to be moved" sign on it.
Longport EMD, Stoke on Trent
08683 sat outside the front with a blue livery 08 (number missed although next to main line) at 20:00 Thurs 7th Aug
Eastleigh Works 0740
Midlands/Anglia 27th July - 31st July 2014
Had a holiday staying at Swaffham for four nights and went up and back via the Midlands.

Bardon had three 66's stabled...onto Toton which is all covered by Franks reports but 08605/09201/08676 were all required for a year or two.

Up to Ruddington...a chap heard us say how disappointing it was the shed etc was out of bounds so whisked us off into his office for high viz jackets..and gave us a guided tour...which included the shed 03118 is tucked away in Cool

13180/D2959/08220 al ...
D2554 IoW steam Railway
An update from an August 2nd visit - this loco is currently NOT on public display being tucked away in the loco repair workshop shed nearest the running line at Haven Street station.
The recently opened 'train story' discovery centre contains only steam locos currently also
Moves from BH
According to WNXX 01515 & 08502 are being prepared at BH for a new hire contract in the south of England. Any news?????


Not the best photo, but that was 09204 from a passing Pendolino yesterday (03/08/14) afternoon at Crewe LNWR
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