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Class 50 50007 Hercules / Sir Edward Elgar

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:59 am    Post subject: Class 50 50007 Hercules / Sir Edward Elgar Reply with quote

50007 was moved to the SVR on 16/01/17 so perhaps we should have a topic for it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 50007 Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
50007 was moved to the SVR on 16/01/17 so perhaps we should have a topic for it?
Seemed strange to me why a new topic was needed so did a little research on SVRWiki and now it all makes sense.

To quote from the SVRWiki,
"50007 Hercules in Preservation.
50007 Sir Edward Elgar was purchased by the Class 40 Appeal and was transferred to the Midland Railway Butterley in July 1994. Under this name, 50007 attended SVR diesel galas in 2000 and 2004. In 2013, the locomotive was sold to a private owner and relocated to Washwood Heath, where it was repainted from GWR Green to BR Blue, and re-named Hercules.[2]The Class 50 Alliance acquired the locomotive in November 2016, being generally in good condition and fitted with the relevant equipment for mainline running. It is intended that the generators will be overhauled, before hauling a number of railtours in 2017 and 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the class", unquote.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm less clear whether it will now be an SVR resident, or whether it is visiting for work but will continued to be based elsewhere. The original announcement of the purchase said it was "currently based at Washwood Heath" [my emphasis]. There are parallels with D1015, neither it nor D407 are shown as SVR-residents on the website

I gather from chat that the engine will be removed soon to send the ETH generator away for overhaul, and that D407 will be going to LORAM (RVEL) Derby at some stage.

Any further info will be welcome. TIA

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've added a section on the SVR Wiki diesels page to note the fact that both D1015 and 50007 are at the SVR at the moment without being 'normally resident'. I suggest leaving it that way unless they appear on the official SVR website 'Meet the Locos' page or there is a positive statement from the owning groups that they are SVR based. As Patrick says, any other info welcome.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought D1015 had always technically been a SVR resident?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oliver wrote:
I thought D1015 had always technically been a SVR resident?


I don't know but don't think so, though she's not infrequently on the SVR. http://www.westernchampion.co.uk/loco-d1015.php says:

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D1015 is at present a resident at Washwood Heath, with thanks to Bowden rail.


She's not shown on SVR's Meet the Locomotives either

Happy to be corrected by someone in the know

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know she's been here quite a lot recently, but I didn't think she was a regular visitor before that. I think I'm right to say that the regular visits started roundabouts the time we got a state-of-the-art diesel maintenance facility...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
oliver wrote:
I thought D1015 had always technically been a SVR resident?


I don't know but don't think so, though she's not infrequently on the SVR. http://www.westernchampion.co.uk/loco-d1015.php says:

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D1015 is at present a resident at Washwood Heath, with thanks to Bowden rail.


She's not shown on SVR's Meet the Locomotives either

Happy to be corrected by someone in the know

Patrick

Thought D1015 was at the SVR now, moved from Washwood Heath last month. Has it been moved again?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here Sharpo atm.

The question is for each of D1015 and D407 whether they are 'resident' or visiting

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to complicate matters, on the DTG website page where "D1015 is at present a resident at Washwood Heath", the latest news is still "we should wait until the Loco returns to the Severn Valley". Therefore where the loco resides may be updated at some point.

However, the other 3 locos state where the loco is based as well as where it resides. For example, D7029 is "Based at the Severn Valley Railway" and "currently resides at Kidderminster". D821 "is based on the Severn Valley Railway" and "has been roaded.... to Old Oak Common". So in DTG terms the residence is temporary. I can't see any reference to where D1015 is based.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The DTG web site states, quote, "DTG Locomotives are based at the Severn Valley Railway, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway and Boden Rail and operate in conjunction with Pathfinder Tours & Vintage Trains", unquote.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
The DTG web site states, quote, "DTG Locomotives are based at the Severn Valley Railway, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway and Boden Rail and operate in conjunction with Pathfinder Tours & Vintage Trains", unquote.

Thanks Reg, I'd looked on the Loco's own page but not seen that comment on the main page.
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