20 September 2013.
I was lucky enough this month to be invited to Neville Hill depot in Leeds to see the progress being made on restoring historic HST power car No. 41001 back to full working order. The work is being done under the title of ‘Project Miller’, and is a collaboration between the NRM and the 125 Group, with help from organisations such as East Midlands Trains and Brush Traction.
14 August 2013.
There is a lot of good news to report this month, with even more new train orders, the return to traffic for the first time in preservation of two heritage locos, and the Chinnor celebrations that will see Chiltern’s ‘Bubblecars’ run through from Aylesbury in October – all tempered, sadly, by the announcement that rail maintenance firm Railcare has gone into administration.
22 March 2013.
The weather was at its Scottish best; photographers were out in force and no wonder – a Class 37/4 was back on West Highland duty. No. 37419 made sorties from Motherwell to Oban with five autoballasters to drop stone at various locations including Connel Ferry.
21 February 2013.
Shortly after leaving Ardwick depot, Manchester, on Wednesday, January 23, a five-coach empty stock train, 5Z47, en route to Carnforth, hauled by West Coast Railway’s No. 47854 Diamond Jubilee came to grief at 14.34 when the rear locomotive, No. 47500, derailed all wheels due to flange climb and caught fire.
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