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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Class 27 D5410 Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Alan Yates at The University of Birmingham (and renowned supplier of hard wood to LNER Coach Fund) kindly advises

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From the Express & Star Sandwell edition (not on their website yet ) the class 27 no. D5410 is to be put up for sale . It's potential sale also features on the Sandwell council website with a decision on 18th Jan


Thanks Alan



Sandwell Council Press Release 18 February

Sandwell Council is appealing for workshop space to help with the restoration of a historic railway engine.

The council is working with volunteers to find a way of bringing new life to the Sandwell locomotive, built in Smethwick.

It is appealing for a storage space where volunteers can work on the engine which was built around 20 years ago.

Built in the 1960s, it is a class 27 diesel locomotive, one of around 30, which saw service in Scotland.

It is currently based at Kidderminster under the care of the Severn Valley Railway, but it needs full restoration.

Cabinet member for youth, culture and leisure Cllr Ann Shackleton said: "The Sandwell locomotive was built in Smethwick and is an important part of our industrial and railway heritage and we are determined to ensure its future.

"We would love to hear from a business in Sandwell that has spare storage space so that we could bring the engine back to the borough so that with some tender loving care it could be restored piece by piece."
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another example of "in the press" but nowhere else. Latest RI mag mentions agreement has been made between DTG & Sandwell Council - "....action plan for work on the Type 2.....".

Nothing on DTG web site about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Class 27 D5410 Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
. . . . the engine which was built around 20 years ago.

Built in the 1960s,
Something slightly amiss there. Or; is there a glitch within the space-time continuum in Sandwell Council Press Liaison Department?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Class 27 D5410 Reply with quote

boldford wrote:
hearn_p wrote:
. . . . the engine which was built around 20 years ago.

Built in the 1960s,
Something slightly amiss there. Or; is there a glitch within the space-time continuum in Sandwell Council Press Liaison Department?


Hopefully by now theeyare slightly more knowledgeable - they've had over two and a half years to improve since writing that Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
Another example of "in the press" but nowhere else. Latest RI mag mentions agreement has been made between DTG & Sandwell Council - "....action plan for work on the Type 2.....".

Nothing on DTG web site about it.


Yes, but the website is run by volunteers presumably!
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard that someome was working on this loco recently - is there any sort of update regarding this?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news on this loco as I too heard that there was an outside team crawling all over it the other week? It would be great if there was some actual movement forward with this loco considering the fact that it's been rotting away for so long.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marsa69 wrote:
Any news on this loco as I too heard that there was an outside team crawling all over it the other week? It would be great if there was some actual movement forward with this loco considering the fact that it's been rotting away for so long.

Beyond the fact that it has been moved, due to the diesel depot work having commenced, it doesn't seem as if anyone wants to discuss what is happening with this poor loco.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I doubt that the 27 will be allocated any space in the new diesel shed, one cannot help but wonder what is happening with this loco. She's been shunted around and very visible of late, and appears to be in a very sorry state.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: 5410 Reply with quote

The problem is that the loco is owned by a local council, and we all know how strapped they are for cash
The only thing that could help is a sugardaddy at the moment.
The other problem is that Sandwell Council considers the loco to be unique, but surely it is not the only class 27 preserved.

I do agree that at the moment it is a poor advertisment for both the SVR and Sandwell Council, although I would imagine few members of the public would recognize the Sandwellconnection.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 5410 Reply with quote

Peter Share wrote:
The other problem is that Sandwell Council considers the loco to be unique, but surely it is not the only class 27 preserved.


One of eight preserved - not bad for a class of 69 (rather than 30 as quoted in the press release at the top...).

How did Sandwell Council come into ownership of a locomotive from a class that never seems to have come anywhere near the West Midlands?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: 5410 Reply with quote

Danny252 wrote:
Peter Share wrote:
The other problem is that Sandwell Council considers the loco to be unique, but surely it is not the only class 27 preserved.


One of eight preserved - not bad for a class of 69 (rather than 30 as quoted in the press release at the top...).

How did Sandwell Council come into ownership of a locomotive from a class that never seems to have come anywhere near the West Midlands?


Because it was built in Smethwick
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which actually makes a lot more sense than having a locomotive that operated locally but was built elsewhere. Thanks for that.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 27s did start their life working in the West Midlands then BR decided to put all of the high quality Smethwick built stuff in Scotland. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard Tank wrote:
The 27s did start their life working in the West Midlands then BR decided to put all of the high quality Smethwick built stuff in Scotland. Wink


So 33's are low quality? Wink
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