An electrical fault that affected ‘Hymek’ D7017 in June and July has now been repaired, but other maintenance tasks have accumulated and we do not have sufficient engineering volunteers available to tackle the work required in the time available. This loco was booked for two workings under the BLUE timetable that will now be covered by Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048). Details as follows:
Sunday 27th August 2023: At the time of writing, Class 35 ‘Hymek’ D7017 remains rostered for this date.
Unfortunately, classmate D7018 is not available to cover for her slightly older sister because of a transmission control fault that is under investigation, rendering the locomotive as out of service for the immediate future.
We apologise for this unexpected and disappointing situation. We are in need to additional engineering help to look after our fleet of elderly locomotives, so if you have such skills and would like to join the DEPG and come along to Williton for a ‘taster day’, then please use our CONTACT FORM so that we can get in touch with you.
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