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MD655



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Class 52 D1062 Western Courier Reply with quote

Just a note to say that tomorrow is 1062's last diagrammed running day at the SVR for those interested in some Western haulage.

She also passed her UAT exam yesterday, so pending nothing that will affect the locomotives 'availability' she will make her way later this month to the Nene Valley Railway for their diesel gala.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.westernloco.com/forum/index.php

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Following the WLA's Annual General Meeting held on 13 November 2010, a formal resolution was passed unanimously by the membership to set up a "D1062 Mainline Fund, including the Restoration of D1013". At least 120,000 will now have to found to finance the mainline project, starting off with 90,000 as Stage 1 for loco lifting and bogie refurbishment. Stage 2 will be 24,000 for minor engineering items and Stage 3 will be 6,000 for certification work. The project was previously discussed at a WLA Committee Meeting held on the 22 May 2010 and a Working Members Meeting held on the 10 July 2010. Ways of raising the finance will now be sought by the Committee and a separate account will be opened for the project. The project now provides the WLA with a huge marketing and PR opportunity to help raise funds for both locomotives.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will D1062 continue to be based at the SVR, in-between mainline runs?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this thread http://www.westernloco.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=177

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It is unlikely that we would want to carry out main line tours up and down the country at 90 mph; rather trips more locally a few times of year, should there be a market demand and providing it's financially viable


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck to the WLA, it took us over 20 years to achive mainline running with D1015 and continues to be an expensive game. I think the occasional trip around the West Midlands wont pay the bills but hope the project gets the support it rightly deserves.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 11 December "B" end cooler group was lifted out of D1062 for repair. The lift was necessary as due to restricted access to repair the coolant leak.

http://www.westernloco.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=740#p740

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Preserved diesels site reports 15 February that D1062 will be taking part Swanage Railway Diesel Gala 6-8 May 2011.

http://presnews.wordpress.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1062 has now been de-winterised with both engines run up. Some more jobs to do including the change of all final drive lube oils, intermediate gearbox oils and a FTR (Fitness To Run) exam all planned for this coming Saturday. After this, other minor service and routine maintenance work to be carried out and then all being well, a further exam to be towed over NR metals for the Swanage diesel gala. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1062 passed her 'Fitness to Run' exam today (or should that be fitness to be towed exam on Network Rail?) for the diesel gala at Swanage. A short test run was then completed from Bridgnorth to Highley return with only a minor niggle that was quickly rectified. Due to leave SVR Kidderminster at 08:30 (ish) on Thursday 5th of May. Here's to looking forward to this event. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D1062 has been called into action for today and tomorrow to cover for unavailable / failed steam loco. Believe she will depart Bridgnorth today at 14:00 hrs and tomorrow at 11:10, although this might be subject to change. Monday she is due to go and remain at Kidderminster ready for tripping to Swanage on Thursday morning.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A pleasant surprise along the valley today to see her in action, thinking the replacement diesel would be a class 20, Got a bit imaginative with the camera whilst line-walking (after a 04.20 sign on to light up, I needed to relax!)

got a second-man turn on her next weekend at the Swanage, the benifits of being a fireman at both lines Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst the diesel guys are to be congratulated for getting us out of a hole, if they haven't already done so, perhaps the board should ask the painful question; why are we so short of steam engines this early in the season?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The passing of time has much to do with it. I remember back in 1984 the yard and shed would be a hive of activity more engines than we could use, quite a few on mainline duties but, unfortunately we have lost many of those who made it all work.

Politics aside the railway is a credit to all those past and present who made it what it is today. We must hope that the care of the line can be passed on to younger generations for the continued enjoyment of others.

Cheers Dave
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boldford wrote:
Whilst the diesel guys are to be congratulated for getting us out of a hole, if they haven't already done so, perhaps the board should ask the painful question; why are we so short of steam engines this early in the season?



I'm continuing this on the 2011 Motive Power thread

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Images of D1062 in action at Swanage can be found here http://presnews.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/swanage-2011-diesel-gala-photo-gallery/

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