Monthly Archives: July 2010

33035 – some orange

Orange was the colour theme this weekend, as Paul set about glossing the conduits in the engine room (as well as white for air pipes and red for the fire system). Carl found some more bodyside panels bulging out with … Continue reading

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33035 buffer beam

All the fittings were removed from the buffer beam: brake hoses, engine control hoses and snow plough brackets, so that  the remainder could be needle-gunned down to the steel and aluminium. The left hand buffer was defective, and so this … Continue reading

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Dint no more

The dint in the cab fronts of the 33′s has been a trademark for their working lives. Another piece of questionable design by BRCW – didn’t they think about the shunters slinging up the couplings off the hooks? Each dint … Continue reading

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Encore at East Lancs

The shortage of steam locos at the East Lancs Railway (ie nil) resulted in an urgent request to the visiting diesel groups to operate the timetabled passenger services this weekend. 45060, 47765 and 50044 were rostered for Saturday, with Sherwood … Continue reading

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33035 Ventures Out

This weekend (2-4 July) has turned into a high point of the year for the group, with 45060 running at the East Lancs Gala, and on Sunday we took 33035 out for a short test run. With Simon having finished … Continue reading

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45060 at East Lancs Gala

Sherwood’s first public appearance this year began on Friday 2nd working the 12-50hrs Bury to Rawtenstall at the East Lancs Summer Diesel Gala. Having done some fine tuning at Barrow Hill, the loco’s performance exceeded expectations – it never ceases … Continue reading

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