Monthly Archives: July 2011

Five Stars

All five of our fleet have something to report this week, including 45135 at the East Lancs Railway (see previous update). 33035 was lowered back down on its bogies on Thursday 28th at Boden Rail Engineering, having refitted the motor … Continue reading

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Liner Line-up

Liners were the order of the day on 45135 at the East Lancs Railway, with the remaining four being pulled out of A-bank. These were followed by the pistons and con-rods, all of which await refurbishment in the workshop. While … Continue reading

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33035 To Ecclesbourne Valley Railway – Press Release Immediate

We are pleased to announce that 33035 is to move to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Derbyshire, in early August, following completion of repairs at Boden Rail Engineering, Washwood Heath, Birmingham. The locomotive has been lifted from its bogies and fitted … Continue reading

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4 x 4 Weekend

Progress was made with four of our fleet over the weekend, with our volunteers becoming more of a mobile task force. The repainting of the 33035′s bogies was completed on Saturday morning by Adam and Mike, who then moved across … Continue reading

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Bogie Pit-Stop

With the rebuild of 33035 planned for the coming week, it was all hands to the pumps to clean up the bogie frames and the various attachments. It would have been nice to have more time, but this was the … Continue reading

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Bearing Up

The last two weeks has seen the long awaited repair work on 33035 at Boden Rail Engineering, Birmingham. On 6th July the loco was lifted and placed on stands and the traction motors and wheelsets removed from the bogies. All … Continue reading

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Three faces of 47484

The Away Team cracked on with the bodywork of 47484 over three days (Sat-Mon) making the most of the fine weather and long evenings. Having dried out under the new tarpaulin, the rust and loose paint on the bodysides fell … Continue reading

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