Daily Archives: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

  • D7017 has been lifted !

    Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7017 was lifted at the WSR Restorations ‘Swindon Shed’ on Tuesday 29th March 2022 so that her bogies could be rolled out for spring replacement work. Photo by Andy Royal © CC BY-NC 3.0


    On Tuesday 29th March, a milestone was reached in the project to replace D7017’s suspension springs when the loco was lifted using the four 25-ton electrically-powered jacks that were acquired from the former BR Bristol Bath Road depot and now reside in the WSR Restorations ‘Swindon Shed’ in the North Yard at Williton.

    Many thanks to the team led by Martin Howard and Paul Tucker for their efforts in progressing this work !

    For more details, click on this link or on the image below (NOTE – these pages are being developed so check regularly for updates) :