Update 7th Jan 2019. Including photos from over the Xmas period.
By Andy Royal with photos by Josh Brinsford.
A brief update on various locos and some photos below that of locos stabled at Williton during the
Class 52 D1010: The transmission is awaiting specialist attention, so meanwhile, work can continue on
the loco itself, to prepare for the eventual re-installation of the transmission. There are several issues
at "A" end that need to be dealt with, including re-fitting water pipes.
Class 47 D1661: Well progressed now and in the Swindon shed.
Class 33 D6566: Currently at BL, and available for use by the WSR infrastructure engineering
department, as required. The results of the latest oil sample are awaited to find out if the fuel leak that
was causing oil dilution has been cured by the recent change of several fuel injection pumps.
Class 33 D6575: Stabled on No. 2 road at WN, there is still a long list of work to be done on this loco
before return to service, including replacing a defective fuel gauge, cleaning out the cooling circuit and
heat exchanger, changing the vanes in No. 1 exhauster, annual cleaning and inspection of the electrical
control cubicle, a reinstatement of the AWS, plus the annual brake test .
Class 35 D7017: Now stabled outside on No 1 road.
Class 35 D7018: Stabled on No 2 road inside WN shed, with a list of tasks outstanding in preparation for
a return to service in May this year.
Class 14 D9518: In the Swindon shed currently. We are pleased to report that the tyre turning will be
undertaken on the loco in 2019 which is an essential part of the overhaul.
Class 14 D9526: Stabled inside the old goods shed, the cylinder head bolts require re-torquing as part
of the ongoing 150-hour inspection.
ROF shunter: Now stabled outside on No 1 road.
Winter steam festival took place over the 29th and 30th December with a good turnout of people visiting
and escaping the house during the festive period. We opened our doors and welcomed many people
having a look round the depot.
Finally we are very sorry to hear of the sad loss of Trevor Barnett. Trevor was a very long serving WSR
volunteer mainly driving Steam but also we had the pleasure of him driving our Diesels from time to time.
He will be fondly remembered for his friendly laid back nature and his vast knowledge of Railways and
Driving. He will be sorely missed by the WSR community.