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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Class 35 D7029 Reply with quote

20th March 2011

Latest Update on D7029's restoration.

http://www.westernchampion.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see stuff happening. One thing puzzled me. They mention planned removal of the cooler group and "having to hire in outside craneage." What's wrong with the 6 - ton steam crane? I have shifted diesel bits before with it. They only have to ask the PW manager and Operations Manager when they want it, then ask me and I'll drive it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WLA lifted D1062's last Autumn, and hired in a crane (for 400). They're lifting it back soon I guess!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the cooler group will be going in this coming Saturday (2nd of April). Space is more restricted at Bridgnorth so a hired in crane is the most sensible and flexible option. We will then be busy preparing 1062 for her visit to Swanage for their diesel gala.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Radiator group was successfully removed from D7029 yesterday.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inseptor Biffo wrote
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The Radiator group was successfully removed from D7029 yesterday.

How long had they been squatting there? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Argh!!! Rolling Eyes Shocked
I'd checked it as well. Time for bed (it's nearly 11.30pm here) and I'll blame it on the fine meal and the large scotch beside me Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least it didnt say insepid!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 page article on D7029 in latest Railways Illustrated (September issue)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice if a DTG person would tell us on this site what the status is with 7029. I would hate it to be rotting away after so much work was done at OOC. A Hymek on the Valley NICE!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard Tank wrote:
It would be nice if a DTG person would tell us on this site what the status is with 7029. I would hate it to be rotting away after so much work was done at OOC. A Hymek on the Valley NICE!!!


I have requested info from relevant people.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris thomas wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:
It would be nice if a DTG person would tell us on this site what the status is with 7029. I would hate it to be rotting away after so much work was done at OOC. A Hymek on the Valley NICE!!!


I have requested info from relevant people.


Work does progress gradually with 7029 but it is always =3rd in line (along with 8568) after 821 & 1015 therefore progress is dependant on any work required with these loco's.

By a strange co-incidence there is due to be a piece about 7029 in the September issue of Railways Illustrated which is due out tomorrow.

You are most welcome to join us when we next have our working party.

Best regards,
Tom Sawyer
Chairman, Diesel Traction Group
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris thomas wrote:
chris thomas wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:
It would be nice if a DTG person would tell us on this site what the status is with 7029. I would hate it to be rotting away after so much work was done at OOC. A Hymek on the Valley NICE!!!


I have requested info from relevant people.


Work does progress gradually with 7029 but it is always =3rd in line (along with 8568) after 821 & 1015 therefore progress is dependant on any work required with these loco's.

By a strange co-incidence there is due to be a piece about 7029 in the September issue of Railways Illustrated which is due out tomorrow.

You are most welcome to join us when we next have our working party.

Best regards,
Tom Sawyer
Chairman, Diesel Traction Group


Hi all,

I am not sure who is actually asking the question as the e-mail is not signed. However, if they have been able to view the loco recently, the significant rebuilding work achieved since its departure from OOC would be readily apparent. Rest assured it is not rotting away!

Progress continues at a steady pace but is limited by two key factors:

1) the work capacity of the individuals involved as they also have to keep D821 running on the SVR as well as a current heavy commitment in returning D1015 to mainline operational status.

and

2) the limited infrastructure and plant facilities available on the SVR for diesel loco heavy maintenance (Pits, covered accommodation, cranes etc).

Not withstanding the above, regular work albeit at a steady pace takes place on this loco. This rate of this will no doubt increase as and when D1015 returns to service and when the promised diesel maintenance facilities at Kidderminster become available.

I hope this goes someway to clarify the status of D7029, the interest shown by so many in this loco is gratifying and goes a long way to support the morale of those who work on it,

regards,
Steve Wainwright,
DTG
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diesel Traction Group update November 10th:

Work continues on D7029 as and when time allows, we hope to have a more detailed report for the New Year.

DIESEL TRACTION GROUP All rights reserved

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy Baker on Facebook ‎Preserved Diesels has posted:

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Great to see D7029 receiving some attention at the SVR (there were a few people out of sight behind the loco too) with what appears to be part of an engine sat next to it


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152629489542704&set=gm.876578112357200&type=1&theater

Gary Hinson has replied:

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apparently , the engine goes back in this weekend,


(Warning: this may not be available to non-group members)

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