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We delighted to announce that planning permission has been obtained for our proposed shed at Swanwick, MRB.
The land has been cleared and stored wagons and bogies have been moved which enabled four 40 foot track panels to be removed. The land will be built up and levelled before piling which is booked for mid October.
It is anticipated that if all goes to plan, we will have our 2 track shed which is large enough to store 4 class 31s by June 2015.
Following its successful visit to the Mid Hants Railway, 31271 was moved to East Midland Trains' depot at Etches Park Derby and took part in their open day on Sat 13th Sept.
31271 was 'opened up' for the public and with our sales stand nearby, a steady flow of visitors were eager to have a look in no 1 end cab. It was an excellent event and we hope plenty of money was raised for the Railway Children's Charity.
Whilst at Derby, tyre turning was carried out to 2 wheelsets. Many thanks to EMT for this.
31271 is now at Ruddington at the Great Central Railway where it will take part in a running day along with 31162 on Sunday 21st Sept.
Details can be found here.
As a result of demand, 31271 will be doing driver experience at the Nene Valley Railway on Tuesday 7th October.
Anyone interested should please contact the NVR office at Wansford on 01780 784444.
Further details can be found here.
Recent work on 31418 has seen 12 overhauled fuel Injectors fitted along with relevant pipework. Work to the wheelsets has also been undertaken.
Work has started on renewing the steel above the handrail recesses at no 2 end with the corroded areas cut out ready for renewal. Door frames and cab doors are being 'adjusted' to fit....
31418 is presently stored in the PRCLT West Shed until our own shed is built... hopefully towards the middle of 2015. It is then hoped to complete work to its restoration.