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31162 has had its annual exam and successfully completed all 4 round trips at GCR(N) on 19/04/14 without fault. It's next running day at GCR(N) is on Sat 3rd May, 4 round trips.
We are very pleased to announce that 31271 has been invited to attend the East Lancashire Railway Diesel Gala over the long weekend of Friday 4th - Sunday 6th July.
Mores details soon..
We have a driver experience course with 31108 at the Nene Valley Rly on Friday 9th May.
Please contact NVR on 01780 784444. More details 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 with the corroded areas cut out ready for renewal. Door frames and cab doors are being 'adjusted' to fit....
It is hoped to complete work to the bodyside corrosion in Autumn.
31271 is now inside the diesel shed at Swanwick undergoing a few corrosion related repairs ready for a repaint in early June.
19 corroded areas have been chopped out ready for replacement patches to be welded in. The dvrs cab window drip trays are also being renewed due to heavy corrosion as are 2 window frames.
The cab roof is now rubbed down / primed and a major start to the bodyside and front ends has been made. Attention to some brake cylinders and rad elements is also being carried out.
Detailed plans of the A1A shed at Swanwick have been produced and these have been submitted to Derbyshire/Amber Valley Council for hopeful approval. We can then proceed with the next steps and if all goes well we can commence with the clearance of our proposed site shortly.
It is planned the shed will be built between the existing diesel shed and the narrow gauge shed at the east end of the complex and will house upto 4 locomotives.