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I thought these two piccies of 08507,in Oxford Blue livery,might grace your photo section    Laughing


I was very fortunate to see this shunter stabled,unusually, at 'Horse Landing' platform,at Crewe,this afternoon.

The driver was very obliging and invited me beyond the fencing for a closer man...thanks  :t ...
Llangollen working weekend
I spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 18th - 20th June 2015 on a working weend at the Llangollen railway and as I was at various locations took the camera so as to get some snaps when ever possible ....

What follows is a report of sors of what was happening with some railway snaps to hopefully add to the intrest ....

Thusday was working on the Corwen extension.

As this is not even connected to the rest of the line yet, no locos, just hard graft cutting track, moving sleepers etc ....
DRS Kingmoor Open Day
All sorted...booked into the North West for the Sunday....Lancaster..Monday..Carnforth...Tuesday....Crewe...19th-23rd July...that way I'll miss the crowds Laughing ....Martin
Kingsbury scrap yd
Had a visit to Kingsbury today. 08646,08921 and 09107 all still intact (bar the raped cabs) and they're in no rush to cut them soon as they are dealing with rakes of wagons currently. 08783 also present as site shunter and sees regular use.
Llangollen 08s
Was down the pub last night sorting out some health & safety paperwork (what better place to do this sort of thing) and the following snippet was mentioned which I think worth sharing ....

13265 (D3265 08195) has failed is is out of service.
No 1 cylinder has failed ... the technical term used was knackered ...

I am working on the extension site on this coming Thursday and Saturday and will be staying down on site. Friday has been set aside for a walk around the yards and if all goes ...
Just spent a week in the Midlands - managed to escape for a few days

Midland Railway Centre (7/6)
D2858 D2138 08331 08590 12077

Barrow Hill  (7/6)
D4092 08786 08389 08502 08685. 01520 01515 There was an orange shunter on the bank on the far side next to an orange 20.  Neither had any number - assume 08765 & 20168 ? No sign of 08700 (aware now at Ilford)

08646 - spotted from the train - which slowed to walking pace as we passed - couldnt see the numbers on ...
LH Services Barton
08401 coupled to a Bardon aggregates wagon parked along the 'wall' of Wabtec at the very south end next to the West Yard buffer stops easily in view Saturday 13th June
Severn Valley RW
Hi all thinking of going to the gala on Sat Oct 3rd i'm mainly after the following locos : 08635, 08896, 09012, 27059 and D1013.
Just looked on the SVR website and it says all are in store at Kidderminster except the Western which is stored at Bridgenorth.
Anyone know if any of these are visible and photable please.

Robert - the (steam locomotive) shunter
On a search, I could not find anything listed on here for this little steam engine shunter, so thought I would add some details just for the record ...

Built by the Avonside Engine Company in 1933, works number 2068, this 0-6-0ST was originally ordered by the Lamport Ironstone Mines Railway near Brixworth in Northamptonshire. Later it would be used at Beckton Gasworks.

The picture below I don't think has been seen in public for many years and show the locomotive at Llay Main Colliery

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Just to pre-empt any "where have they gone?" queries...

At 14:30 this afternoon a fitter started up 08907, which was parked outside the south end of the shed cab-to-cab with 08888. 907 then pushed 888 inside the shed. First time in 2015 that I've actually seen 907 running.
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