Category Archives: Events

Gala Delight

It has been a short but intensive summer for 33035, starting with the Keighley & Worth Valley Diesel Gala, four Saturdays working the Wirksworth-Duffield service, and rounding off with another delightful visit to the Nene Valley Railway. Three years ago … Continue reading

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Keeping in the Loop

33035 has been awoken from its winter slumbers, not without some resistance from lazy contacts and relays, as well as disappearing volts from the batteries and other far reaches of the electrical system.

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The Doctor Calls

33035 performed much better during the August Diesel Weekend on 11-12th August including an extra fish-n-chip special to Duffield and back on Saturday evening. However it still has a habit of catching the driver out on the rolling load bank, … Continue reading

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That Condor Moment

The Object of someone’s desire at yesterday’s Great Central Railwayana Auction as an original Condor headboard came up for sale. Once carried by Co-Bo Metrovick locos including D5705, this was the name given to the overnight “fast” freight service running … Continue reading

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Running Repairing Restoring

Maybe not what teacher considers to be the Three R’s, but in the PDLG world that means lots of activity. 33035 made the running on Friday with a charter special on the EVR for a university professor celebrating his 60th … Continue reading

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Drive a Diesel Day

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway regularly hosts guests during the week for  a variety of “experiences” including driving the locos and DMU’s. On Friday 29th, it was the turn of 33035 to welcome three guests for a Drive-a-Diesel-Day. After a morning … 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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Going, going …

Any takers for an original nameplate for Sherwood Forester? The scene yesterday at Sheffield Railwayana auction in Derby, where Lot 100 was looking for a new home. The bidding started at £5000 and the hammer fell at £5750 plus 10% … Continue reading

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March Hares

The new season at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway got off to a flying start with the first of four diesel events this year. Record crowds visited Wirksworth on Saturday and a good turn out on Sunday for 33035 and D8001 … Continue reading

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Standing By

D8001 and 33035 standing by for next weekend’s Diesel Loco gala at Wirksworth. Over the last 2 weeks we have gone through a full B-exam on 33035, finishing yesterday with a pit inspection to check the bogies and traction motors. … Continue reading

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