Loco update- 14th July 2016 and news on D7017 making another visit. Matt Cambourne
Withdrawn from service so that she can be properly prepared for her appearance at the GWR Gala held Friday
29th to sunday 31st July 2016. The locomotive leaves bishops Lydeard on the Monday before the gala by road
returning the Monday after. The loco will then appear at the WSR rally the following weekend.
Her next planned tour of duty is on Saturday 13th August working the yellow timetable diagram hauling 4 or 5 mark
1 coaches. She will then next appear working on both Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th Sept at the late summer
weekend. There will be no visiting locos for this home based fleet gala.
She will be withdrawn from service on Monday 25th July so she can be prepared for her axles to be ultrasonically
tested on Friday 5th August in preparation for a possible visit to the mid Norfolk railway. If all goes to plan she will
be provisionally visiting their gala from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September. She will leave the railway for the visit
after appearing at our late summer weekend.
She will be stopped for repair after her appearance on Saturday 20th August working the WSR yellow timetable.
The repairs involve some re-metalling of the motion rods and bushes that are beginning to show some serious