Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sherwood Motor Head

It was back to the main event again this week with work progressing on all fronts with Sherwood. The front cab bulkhead was glossed and fitted out with new insulation panels. Carl continued fitting out the instrument box with a … 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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Plumber’s World

It could be inside a submarine, but the view is the machine room at No1 end of 47484. With the help of friends from 47524 on the Churnet Valley Railway, our Away Team have started to disconnect some of the … Continue reading

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Headless!

B-bank heads were unbolted and lifted out of Sherwood this weekend. An initial inspection found that they appear to be crack free, which is a relief after the 50% failure rate on A-bank. The top of the engine will now … 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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