Hymek announcements. 1/8/17
Old Oak Common Open Day
We are pleased to announce that D7017 has been invited to attend the Great Western Railway Old Oak
Common open day on Saturday 2nd September 2017. This invitation has been accepted and the loco
has been taken out of traffic to enable Graham Perry to undertake a repaint. She is due to haul the
West Somerset Railways Quantock Belle Dining Train on Sunday 20th August. The loco will then be
moved by road to London by Allelys Heavy Haulage.
Great Central Railway
After attending the London Old Oak Common open day, D7017 will move by road courtesy of Allelys
heavy haulage, to Loughborough on the Great Central Railway where she will work during their Diesel
Gala on the 9th and 10th September. After the Gala she is due to stay at Loughborough so she can
appear again the following weekend (16th/17th Sept) at the Great Central Railway Real Ales Festival.
Then she will return home the following week ready to return to service on the West Somerset Railway.
We are sorry to report that D7018 will not be ready for traffic in 2017. There is still a fair amount of work
to be completed as we come to the final stages of the overhaul.