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Motor Mania

The PDLG made its traditional festive visit to Bowers Electrical today, to view the latest casualties from diesel preservation, and progress with our own projects. The generator from 33035 has been dismantled and the armature placed on roller stands. From … Continue reading

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Thunderbolts Are GO!

33035 took the lead on the Wirksworth Thunderbolt today at the EVR, bringing the guests and VIPS on the 10-20h from Wirksworth for the re-opening of Shottle Station. Approxinately half-way along the line, Shottle will be the passing point for … Continue reading

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Fab Shop

Carl’s  Christmas and New Year break has seen work on No 2 end of 45060 come on in leaps and bounds. All the old insulation has been stripped off the bulkhead, and the steel plating needle gunned and wire brushed … Continue reading

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Farewell to Trevor Dean

Today we said farewell to Trevor Dean, who died suddenly on the 26th October. Trevor devoted his life to trains, and became involved in railway preservation in the 70′s, partly through his job at British Steel where he persuaded the … Continue reading

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Testing Times

After all the repair work done over the last 3 months, we were effectively back to where we should have been with commissioning the locomotive after its overhaul. Only a limited amount of testing was able to be done at … Continue reading

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Sojourn at Soho

During its journey from Barrow Hill to Kidderminster, 33035 developed a problem with one of its axleboxes. Our riding technician Simon was very observant in spotting smoke coming from the second axle at No 1 end, driver’s side, and drew … Continue reading

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On with the Head

Next job was to fit the rebuilt cylinder head, having lapped in the valves, shot blasted the valve springs and cleaned up the seating face for the cylinder liner. A new soft iron ring was fitted to provide the joint … Continue reading

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More Birmingham Rust & Corrosion

Taking a break from the wiring, Simon joined in the seek-and-destroy mission to remove BRCW’s legacy of iron-oxide in all its sinister forms. So we sent him into the depths of the cab desk at No1 end, now that he … Continue reading

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