Tag Archives: 33035

Crompton Space Ship

With the generator and auxiliary machines away for overhaul, full advantage is being taken of the large space in the engine room of 33035. All the floors have been taken up for cleaning and polishing, and several bins loads of … Continue reading

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The More You Look….

The more you look, the more you find… is one sure certainty in railway restoration, and none more so than for BRCW. This was only meant to be a quick wash and brush up while the generator was away, but … Continue reading

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Generator Rewind

33035′s generator now stands ready for collection after a rewind at Bowers over the last six months. The work has been necessary to restore the ETH section back to working order after it had previously blown out a winding at … Continue reading

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Motor Mania

The PDLG made its traditional festive visit to Bowers Electrical today, to view the latest casualties from diesel preservation, and progress with our own projects. The generator from 33035 has been dismantled and the armature placed on roller stands. From … Continue reading

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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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Oily Interlude

This year’s B-exam on 33035 concluded with an oil and filter change. Two barrels of oil were ordered up, and a new set of filters delivered. The Class 33s do not have a sump drain, as this was removed long … Continue reading

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Gatwick Express

With the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway taking a winter break from passenger services, its the time of year for various maintenance tasks. 33035 will be having a B exam and a number of minor repairs, particularly the ongoing quest to seal … Continue reading

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Winterisation

In the 8 weeks since its return to service, 33035 has been at work on the Ecclesbourne Railway for no less than 13 days, so far… 9 of these have been for Diesel Experience duties, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays, … Continue reading

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Service Now Resumed

After a five month interlude for generator repairs, 33035 burst back into life yesterday, starting first time as if it was just five minutes since its last run! The exhaust and inlet manifolds had been re-fitted, batteries charged and wiring … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

A 9 1/2 ton special delivery was signed for last Thursday, when the generator returned from Bowers.  As you might guess, the refitting was the reverse of the removal, with the generator loaded first, followed by the turbocharger and the … Continue reading

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