Update from 10th and 11th September. By Graham, Terry, Simon and Matt
Last weekend saw D7017 visit the mid Norfolk Railway, meanwhile back on the WSR D6575 was out working. We have some excellent photos below from Graham showing the Hymek on the MNR as well as some more news.
Simon reports that his wife Kathryn and daughter Abigail completed their 50K (31 miles) walk along the Thames path on Saturday the 10th September. They completed it in a time of 9 hours and 46 minutes, and raised over £1,000 for Cancer Research. They would both like to thank all the DEPG members who sponsored them in their efforts.
Terry has sent some photos of a spare class 14 Varley oil priming pump requiring some attention, hopefully we can clean it out and get it back to working order.
D7017The loco performed superbly all weekend on the MNR running a total of 150 miles, two of the return runs from Wymondham were load 10! As far as we can tell this is the first visit of a Hymek to East Anglia and she was a star performer on all three days.
D6575 Was back at home working the diesel diagram on Sunday the loco failed to restart at Minehead due to an issue with the engine overspeed/reset system. Luckily Ian Robins was on hand and able to rectify the issue.
D1010 We apologise that the loco is now not required for service on Saturday 17th September. The timetable being operated is now orange, which is all steam. Sincerely apologise for this late change.
Reminder our last booked running day is Saturday 24th September now when D7017 is scheduled to be working on the diesel diagram. Why not join us for one last trip of the season?
The Diesel depot at Williton will be open for all four days of the Autumn steam gala from 10:00- 17:00, (6th-9th October) so a good opportunity to come and have a look around.