Monthly Archives: May 2011

47484 Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group 47484 “Isambard Kingdom Brunel” Press Release Immediate We are very pleased to announce that agreement has been reached between Andrew Goodman and the Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group for the sale of locomotive 47 484 “Isambard Kingdom … Continue reading

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45135 Liners

Engine repairs on 45135 continues at the East Lancs with removal of A2 liner on Saturday. This brought a surprise when the seals were inspected, as shown in this closeup of the lower section on the liner that fits in … Continue reading

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Open for Business Again

Restoration work on 45105 restarted this weekend as planned, with the removal of the defective triple pump from the radiator tunnel. Well versed in extracting triple pumps, Carl and Paul disconnected the pipework and swung it out using a block … Continue reading

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Great Escape

We are very pleased and relieved to report that our wayward 33035 was moved from Soho LM Depot to Washwood Heath last night. This was only made possible by the support and co-operation of the staff at Soho, and a … Continue reading

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200 Years

With our youngest locomotive “Sherwood Forester” reaching its 50th anniversary last Friday, the four Sulzers in our fleet now combine over 200 years since their ex-works dates: 45105 (D86)  11/3/61 45135 (D99)  6/5/61 33035 (D6553) 6/5/61 45060 (D100) 13/5/61 Those … 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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Primed and Ready

98 is the Southern Region Headcode for Swanage, and 33035 is ready for action. See you there!

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