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Class 73 73005 Electro-Diesel to SVR: 2004
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hearn_p



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:19 am    Post subject: Class 73 73005 Electro-Diesel to SVR: 2004 Reply with quote

Members - and non-members - may have picked up reports (9/1/04 http://www.preserved-diesels.co.uk/news/index.htm) that 73005 has today left the Dean Forest Railway and is being moved by road to the Severn Valley Railway where it will be based for the foreseeable future.

I presume that this is the loco replacing 37906 on Engineers' trains, referred to in last mag? Any more info?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

has anyone orderd 16 miles of conductor rail plus some substations cos these machines aint got much ummff on diesel power
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:56 pm    Post subject: More on 73005 - plus D7633 has left the SVR Reply with quote

More from the Dean Forest Diesel Association site http://www.dfda.co.uk/ follows below.

I cannot recall any announcement by the SVR on the sale of the 25, which is still shown on this site? Can anyone enlighten me?

The site says:

RE 73005

'Due to the current axleload restrictions (max. 17.5 tonnes) which is unlikely to be lifted before April 2004 (commencement of 2004 operating season), the location of operational DFDA locos is under review. (snip)73005 and/or 73906 might be moved short term to another location to enable them to acquire mileage and operating hours.

In a 'swap-around', repainted 73005 is scheduled to transfer to the SVR around the turn of the year or thereabouts. By the time the ED is moved north, the electric blue livery (4 coats applied) with white cab windows surrounds, yellow warning panels, and final details should all be in place although it might be a close call.

9th Jan.04 - resplendent in its new Electric Blue livery, 73005 departed Lydney on low-loader just before 11am on 9th January for a period on-loan to the S.V.R.. The loco was delivered to Kidderminster and will be pressed into service during the Winter and early Spring on engineers trains while the Victoria Bridge is receiving decking repairs'.


(re D7633)

'Withdrawn in 3/87, 25283 found itself at the Severn Valley Rly. by Jan. 1988, via Vic Berry's and Tysley Loco Works. Owned and operated by the Pway gang, the Type 2 was put into two-tone green livery and pre-TOPS identity, D7633.

After purchase by D.Hurd in October'03, 7633 was transferred to Lydney Jcn. on 30/10/03, suffering from poor external condition, a number of faults and not having run for two years. The loco will undergo a thorough spell of assessment, repair and full repaint during 2004

Nov/Dec'03 - By the end of Oct.'03 the former Severn Valley Rly.-based class 25, D7633 (aka 25283/25904) was moved to Lydney after purchase by David Hurd. Currently non-operational, restoration will be undertaken at the Lydney Jcn. base'.


Thanks all.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:56 pm    Post subject: p way 25 Reply with quote

If I have read it correctly the loco is to be restored at the DFR and returned to the SVR for 2 years use.

Meanwhile rumour has it that Stourport Power Station is to be rebuilt and fired with coal from a re-opened Alveley Colliery transported on a relaid Stourport Branch, all to power 73005.

Oops there goes that Almanac nonsense again!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pied Piper & 803albion wrote:
has anyone orderd 16 miles of conductor rail plus some substations + Meanwhile rumour has it that Stourport Power Station is to be rebuilt and fired with coal from a re-opened Alveley Colliery transported on a relaid Stourport Branch, all to power 73005.

and whilst at it use the 30 spare alstom junipers ex swt in place of all steam services ? ho ho ho
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The current issue of Rail Magazine has a photo of this new to the SVR loco, looking quite smart on a p-way train.

Dont overtax it folks, the diesel side is only about 550hp.

...where's that conductor rail...!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:22 pm    Post subject: 73005 Reply with quote

Photo in Heritage Railway mag
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Picture E6005 stabled at Kidderminster. 12/4/04 Reply with quote

Pic E6005 stabled at Kidderminster. 12/4/04 at
http://www.preserved-diesels.co.uk/engines/73/73005/73005_3.htm
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 11:12 pm    Post subject: 73005 - any planned passenger use? Reply with quote

Are there any plans to use 73005 on passenger services?

I'm aware of its limitations, but it did work the full-length HRT ECS between Kidder and Bewdley on the '60's Day.

I would have thought one of the short 'Branch Line' rakes at a special event, piloting or brake van rides would be quite within its capabilities.

Seems a pity not to use it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: EDs - they're breeding.......73006 to jioon E6005 on SVR Reply with quote

Preserved Diesels site 27/5/04 notes '73006 which is currently under restoration at Lydney will join E6005 at the Severn Valley Railway when work is complete'.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:39 pm    Post subject: Pair of 73's? Reply with quote

OK, here goes........

....... how about a double-header, then!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recall reading somewhere that the class 73 electro-diesels had a propensity to overheat when run for long periods in "diesel" mode, is this true or just an old wives tale?
Or maybe just an encouragement to keep the cooling system in tip-top order?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: 73006 is now at the SVR Reply with quote

Ended up at Severn Valley Rly alongside E6005 at Kidderminster. E6005
is used as the P-way loco. I understand E6006 will be running at the
SVR Diesel Gala.???
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it on good authority, that 73005 will be leaving the SVR shortly for repairs at Eastleigh. I understand that she is unlikely to return to the SVR.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

73005 is leaving the SVR this Wednesday for repair work on its bogie, when repaired it will not be returning to the SVR.
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