NON-SELG ARCHIVE NEWS : 2005


Page created 15th Feb. 2007


Information placed Mon. 5th Dec. 2005

Extracts from Newsletter 41 issued to members in Nov. 2005

DRS

The big news on the mainline Class 33 front is the sale of all 4 operational DRS Class 33's to West Coast Railway Company in September 2005. The sale also involves the transfer of 37197 and 37261 from West Coast Railway Company to DRS. West Coast Railway operate charter trains and provide the motive power for The Royal Scotsman luxury train and Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS) charters. There are therefore some very exiting prospects for Class 33 operation in the coming 12 months….Kyle of Localsh, Oban, Fort William, Mallaig!! The Fab Four as they were affectionately known, departed Carlisle Kingmoor for the final time on Thursday 15th September as the 0Z33 0935 Kingmoor - Carnforth, led by 33207, hauling 33029/030/025. 33025 was then used to drawback into their new home at the West Coast Railway base at Carnforth.

33 025 has been out of traffic at Carlisle Kingmoor with leaking cylinder liners prior to transfer to West Coast Railways. Stored XHSS on 15th September 2005.

33 029 : having only been in DRS operation for just over 4 month, the locomotive has been transferred to West Coast Railways and stored XHSS on 15th September 2005. Prior to transfer, the locomotive worked its first passenger trains since the mid 1990's on 18th June 2005 when it worked the 1300 Oxenhope - Keighley with 31452 as part of the Keighley and Worth Valley Diesel Gala. It worked 2 return trips on each day.

33 030 : was stored XHSS on 17th August 2005 with mechanical defects and has subsequently transferred to West Coast Railways.

33 207 : had the honour of working the last revenue earning DRS trains when it provided to work the 6K20 Sellafield - Sandbach and 6P27 return loaded acid tanks on 9th September 2005. It subsequently worked north from Sellafield to Carlisle before hauling the convoy to Carnforth on 15th September. Stored XHSS on 15th September.

Fragonset Merlin Rail Ltd

33 019 : has lost its snowploughs (transferred to 33202 in February 2005) and continues to be a reliable performer at the Battlefield line.

33 021 : remains stored at Fragonset, Derby awaiting TPWS fitting. Indications are that this work will commence shortly.

33 046 : still remains at Fragonset Derby, re-painted into SWT Blue livery, awaiting bogies and a turbocharger to complete its overhaul and mainline certification.

33 103 : continues to earn revenue for Fragonset Merlin Rail Ltd on a variety of duties, principally for Network Rail and recent trips with the green ex DEMU saloon have taken the locomotive to East Anglia, Liverpool Street, and the locomotive became the first Class 33 to venture onto the Cambrian Line working the saloon to Pwhelli. The locomotive recently had two mainline passenger outings, working the Pathfinder Tours 1Z48 'Salisbury - Chester 'Crewe Crusader' railtour with 33202 on 10th September. This was not without incident as 33103 shutdown at Andover whilst working the ECS prior to the start of the tour due to a fault with the engine overspeed. Thankfully this was resolved on arrival at Salisbury and the tour continued some 90 minutes late. The locomotive also broke further ground for the Class on 24th September when it hauled passenger services from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft as part of the ACORP celebrations. A FM Rail Class 33 is requested to attend the forthcoming Diesel Gala at the Severn Valley Railway from 14th-16th October - further new ground for the Class. The locomotive is running on thin tyres and thus is likely to require attention in the near future.

33 108 : has returned to the Class 33/1 Preservation Group following the completion of its five year hire period in May 2005. The locomotive was returned to working order at Derby and repainted in BR Blue livery before travelling by road and arriving at its new home at the Swanage Railway on the 10th May. The locomotive was put straight into use on the day of its arrival and continued to operate throughout the summer at the Railway. The locomotive is due to work at the annual diesel gala on 27th November 2005.

33 202 : has continued to earn mainline revenue for Fragonset Merlin Rail Ltd and spent the first 6 months of the year on hire to GBRF for engineering duties in its former stamping grounds of Kent and London. The locomotive received a full set of snowploughs from 33019 during February 2005. The locomotive has also spent a short period of time on hire to the Steam Dreams charter operation at the Mid Hants Railway and a period of time route learning. The locomotive partnered 33103 on the Pathfinder Tours 1Z48 'Salisbury - Chester 'Crewe Crusader' railtour on 10th September.

Privately Owned

33 002 : continues to be restored at the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh with a completion date expected for the 2006 season.

33 008 : has happily followed 33 002 into preservation and has been purchased by a private owner. The locomotive received the bogies from 33 203 at Smalmstown on 23rd July and currently awaits onward transfer, possibly to Barrow Hill for operational restoration. The owner is still considering several options for a long term home for the locomotive.

33 012 : has seen regular use at the Swanage Railway this year working alongside newly arrived 33108. The locomotive is due to work at the annual diesel gala on 27th November 2005.

33 023 : is still body wise intact at EMR Kingsbury (except for two engine room doors of course!) in September 2005 although cutting up has commenced with roof and cab roof sections of No.1 cab being removed in early September.

33 035 : has received attention to its power unit this year and its restoration gathers pace at Barrow Hill.

33 048 : returned to traffic for the start of the 2005 operating season and has seen extensive use all summer regularly operating the Saturday diesel diagram at the West Somerset Railway throughout July and August together with other operating dates mid week.

33 053 : has happily joined the ranks of preserved Class 33's and has been privately purchased from Harry Needle. The locomotive left Smalmstown on 25th July arriving at Barrow Hill the following day where operational restoration will take place. On completion, the locomotive is destined for the Chinnor Railway.

33 057 : has also been purchased from Harry Needle and has joined 33 048 at the West Somerset Railway. The locomotive left Smalmstown by road on 15th September, arriving at Bishops Lydeard on 17th September 2005.

33 102 : has continued to perform at the Churnet Valley Railway and was due to be taken out of traffic in August for overhaul.

33 109 : continues to languish at LNWR Crewe whilst a decision is taken regarding its future plans.

33 110 : has once again been a reliable performer at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway throughout the summer.

33 111 : worked its first passenger trains in preservation and for almost 15 years on 21st May when it worked shuttles at Barrow Hill during the annual beer festival. Further restoration continues and the locomotive is scheduled to work at the annual Diesel weekend on 15th/16th October.

33 116 : arrived at its new home on the Great Central Railway at Loughborough on 28th April 2005 as a National Railway Museum locomotive under the custodianship of the 5305 Group. The locomotive had a successful engine start up on 22nd May and following some internal restoration, operated its first passenger trains in preservation on 16th September 2005 working the 1206 Loughborough - Leicester North with 25265 and then several more solo outings during the GCR Diesel Gala. External restoration is still required and will take place over the coming winter months.

33 117 : has been a regular performer at the East Lancashire Railway throughout the year and left the railway for the first time in 8 years in September when it was towed to Crewe Works by 40145 to be exhibited at the Great Gathering event at Crewe Works on 10th/11th September. The locomotive has since returned to the East Lancs and is due to operate the diesel diagram on Sunday 13th November 2005, billed as the Crompton Farewell Day before the locomotive is taken out of traffic for a well earned overhaul. The locomotive will also be in action the previous day, Saturday 12th November as part of a Sulzer theme day.

33 201 : will return to traffic during 2006 following repairs and a possible repaint. 33 203 : had initially been bought by a theme restaurant in Newton Stewart, Scotland for static display and indeed was moved by road from Smalmstown to Newton Stewart, departing Smalmstown on 25th July arriving the following day. However, the necessary planning permission for the development has not been granted and the locomotive has been sold back to Harry Needle. It is now likely to be removed to EMR Kingsbury for disposal.

33 208 : continues to see limited use at the Mid Hants Railway.





Information placed Sun. 18th July 2005

Extracts from Newsletter 39 issued to members in June 2005

DRS

33 023 : is still intact at EMR Kingsbury in May 2005 and awaits cutting up.

33 025 has been out of traffic at Carlisle Kingmoor for the past two months awaiting a new spring.

33 029 : has finally been released from Fragonset Derby following an overhaul that started in October 2001! The locomotive has been extensively rebuilt which is particularly evident around the cab areas where the reshaping has resulted in a more 'square' lower finish and the removal of two lamp brackets. Following load bank testing in March, the locomotive was sent to Tyseley on 18th-19th April for tyre turning and released to traffic on 28th April being allocated to KM and the XHSD pool. The locomotive was collected by 33207 from Derby and powered back to Carlisle Kingmoor. The locomotive worked its first revenue earning train for over 11 years on 5th May when it worked with 33207 on a Carlisle - Sellafield flask working. The locomotives worked 6C51 Sellafield - Heysham on 10th May and worked 6C46 Sellafield - Carlisle flasks later that evening. The locomotive was requested (or 33207) to take part in the Keighley & Worth Valley Diesel Gala on 18th/19th June.

33 030 : continues to be a reliable performer for DRS and has been working off Carlisle Kingmoor since March including a solo trips to Grangemouth on 30th March and 18th May on the 4M53 wagon repair trip, and working with 33207 to Loughborough on 6th April to collect 37610 and return the 37 to Carlisle.

33 207 : has also finally been released to traffic after being sidelined at Kingmoor since 24th December 2003. The locomotive worked a light engine test run from Carlisle to Carnforth on 17th March. The locomotive operated its first revenue earning train since 2003 on 21st March when it worked the Carlisle - Hamilton trip. As detailed above, it ventured to Loughborough with 33030 on 6th April and operated Crewe - Rugby via Bescot route learner specials on 25th/26th April. The locomotive collected 33029 from Derby on 28th April and has been working with 33029 in May on flask traffic off Sellafield. It's another possible contender for the Keighley & Worth Valley Diesel Gala on 18th/19th June.

Fragonset Merlin Rail Ltd

As detailed in the previous newsletter, Pathfinder Railtours are organising 'The Crewe Invader' railtour on 10th September 2005 from Salisbury to Crewe to visit the open day which has 2 x FM Rail 33 as its requested motive power.

33 019 : had lost its snowploughs by February this year but has been back in action operating at the Battlefield line over Easter and during the 'Anything Goes' gala from 29th April - 2nd May.

33 021 : remains stored at Fragonset, Derby awaiting TPWS fitting.

33 046 : still remains at Fragonset Derby, re-painted into SWT Blue livery, awaiting bogies and a turbocharger to complete its overhaul and mainline certification.

33 103 : continues to earn revenue for Fragonset Merlin Rail Ltd on a variety of duties on the mainline and has continued to operate in the South East/London area in the main, operating with the Network Rail saloon. Its most notable working was on 15th March when it worked 2Z33 0905 Didcot - Machynlleth with the Network Saloon and the following day worked 2Z33 0954 Machynlleth - Crewe via Pwllheli making the debut of the Class on the Cambrian Coast! Locomotive noted on Willesden on 18th May following working 0Z34 from Ludgershall via Salisbury (for fuel), the previous day.

33 108 : has returned to the care of its owners, Class 33/1 Preservation Group, after the completion of its 5 year hire to Fragonset. The locomotive was restored to full working order by Fragonset at Derby during late April/early May and given a full repaint into BR Blue livery prior to moving to its new home at the Swanage Railway. Left Derby on 9th May, arriving at Norden early on 10th May 2005. Once unloaded, '108 was immediately put to work, operating several return trips along the line. Also operated passenger trains on Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th May and is likely to share the many future running dates with 33 012 throughout the year (see 33 012 for current details).

33 202 : has continued to earn mainline revenue on occasional hire to GBRF and remains employed on engineering trains in the South East. When not required for duty, the locomotive is normally found stabled in Tonbridge Yard….Just like old times!

Privately Owned

33 002 : after arriving at Buckfastleigh on 25th January the locomotive was moved to under cover storage during March where bodywork and internal restoration is now already in progress.

33 008 : happily also joins the ranks of preserved Class 33's following its purchase by a private owner from Harry Needle in April 2005. The locomotive will receive a good set of bogies ex 33 203 at Smalmstown before being moved to its planned new home at the Northampton and Lamport Railway.

33 012 : has already once again seen much use in 2005 and has a busy operating season ahead as detailed below;

Friday evening 'Travelling Tavern' no pre booking required
June 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 30

Sunday Green Timetable Diesel Diagram All Day
June 26
July 3, 10
September 4, 18, 25

Diesel Gala - Sunday 27th November 2005
Some of these duties may now be shared with recently arrived 33 108.
All subject to availability and change so as always, it is recommended to check with the railway nearer the time.

33 048 : has returned to traffic following its Cab No.2 refurbishment, and operated at the recent Diesel Gala on 6th- 8th May. The locomotive will see further use this year and a weekend running diagram is currently being finalised.

33 052 : is scheduled to operate at the Kent and East Sussex Diesel Gala on 8th/9th October 2005.

33 053 : has attracted interest since being placed for sale by Harry Needle and a decision as to its future is expected shortly.

33 057 : has also attracted interest since being placed for sale by Harry Needle and a decision as to its future is expected shortly.

33 102 : is due to be taken out of traffic following its appearance at the Churnet Valley Diesel Gala on 20th - 22nd May to enable internal and external overhaul after 6 years of sterling service on the line.

33 109 : remains stored outside in a poor state of disrepair at LNWR, Crewe whilst it awaits a decision on its future.

33 110 : had its first outing of 2005 at the Bodmin and Wenford Diesel Weekend on 19th/20th March 2005 although the locomotive failed with defective batteries during the first day and was unable to complete its full diagram. Repaired and back in action the next day. Also operated at the Diesel Day on 28th May and is further scheduled to operate at the next Diesel Gala on 24th/25th September 2005.

33 111 : operated its first passenger trains for nearly 15 years on Saturday 21st May when it operated a shuttle service over the demonstration line at Barrow Hill. The locomotive will operate at the Barrow Hill Diesel Gala on 15th/16th October 2005.

33 116 : has moved to the Great Central Railway, Loughborough, by road on 28th April where the 5305 Group have been assigned by the National Railway Museum to restore and operate the locomotive. The Railway also has a CIG EMU so there is future potential for real push pull operation. 116 is currently inside the shed at Loughborough where restoration will commence.

33 117 : has returned to traffic at the East Lancashire Railway operating the diesel diagram on 2nd/3rd April and deputising for steam the following weekend. The locomotive will next see scheduled use at the Diesel Gala operating from 6th - 10th July 2005.

33 203 : will donate its good bogies to 33 008 shortly at Smalmstown. Some interest has been received with regard to purchasing the locomotive as a static exhibit at a railway themed restaurant in Newton Stewart, Scotland but this remains to be confirmed.

33 208 : took part in the annual Mid Hants Diesel Gala on 13th-15th May and should see further use this year.





Information placed Sat. 16th April 2005

DRS

33 002, 33 008, 33 053, 33 057 and 33 203 : all currently at MOD Smalmstown were sold by DRS in December 2004 back to Harry Needle as part of a deal that also saw DRS sell stored Class 20's in exchange for 3 serviceable Class 37's. Harry Needle has advertised all the 33's as available for preservation with a closing date for bidders originally set for 31st January 2005 but since extended. I am pleased to report that 33 002 has been purchased for preservation by South Devon Diesel Traction to be based at the South Devon Railway. Interest has also been shown in 33 053/057 and we await further details

33 023 : is still intact, although heavily stripped, at EMR Kingsbury at the end of February 2005 and awaits cutting up.

33 025 continues to be a reliable performer for DRS working off Sellafield. The locomotive is currently out of traffic at Carlisle Kingmoor awaiting materials.

33 029 : is still awaiting completion of its protracted overhaul at Fragonset, Derby although progress has been made in recent months with the locomotive being repainted in DRS blue and awaiting load bank testing. A release date into traffic after 11 years is imminent!

33 030 : continues to be a reliable performer for DRS working off Sellafield and is currently being employed on the daily Drigg trip.

33 207 : has still yet to turn a wheel in anger since 24th December 2003! Following the completion of very lengthy windscreen repairs, the locomotive is now stopped for repairs to the cylinder liners, having been in open storage or the past 12 months. Latest expected ok date is 25th February 2005.

Fragonset Merlin Rail Ltd

As reported in the railway press, Fragonset have now merged with Merlin to enable the single company to provide the full range of locomotive hire/train operation. Importantly this enables Fragonset Merlin to provide the full railtour solution for railtour operators and thus will not rely on the likes of EWS to provide the train operation/safety case. This will hopefully see further outings for the mainline registered Class 33's in 2005! Indeed as we go to press, Pathfinder Railtours are organising 'The Crewe Invader' railtour on 10th September 2005 from Salisbury to Crewe to visit the open day which has 2 x FM Rail 33 as its requested motive power.

33 019 : has been reunited with a 2 piece snowplough in early November prior to performing 10 round trips at the Battlefield line on 6th November 2004 as a private charter.

33 021 : remains stored at Fragonset, Derby awaiting TPWS fitting.

33 046 : still remains at Fragonset Derby, re-painted into SWT Blue livery, awaiting bogies and a turbocharger to complete its overhaul and mainline certification.

33 103 : continues to earn revenue for Fragonset Merlin Rail Ltd on a variety of duties on the mainline including a last minute railtour outings to Carlisle on 30th October and to Par on 20th November, both with 33 202 due to the coaching stock being vacuum brake only. In early 2005, the locomotive as primarily been based in the South East operating infrastructure duties on hire to GBRF whilst two of its Class 73's were under repair at Derby. The locomotive returned to old haunts, visiting East Grinstead on 23rd February with a saloon special and worked from Clapham Junction to Ludgershall the following day with 73212/213 and 47709 in tow!

33 108 : out of service at Fragonset, Derby awaiting TPWS fitting.

33 202 : has continued to earn mainline revenue for Fragonset Merlin Rail Ltd including a last minute railtour outing to Carlisle on 30th October and Par on 20th November with 33 103 due to the coaching stock being vacuum brake only. The locomotive worked solo on a Steam Dreams outing from Waterloo - Salisbury on 8th December 2004. The locomotive has primarily been operating in the South East/West in 2005, operating Fragonset Merlin crew training specials taking the locomotive back to Eastleigh and to Paddington. The locomotive has been hired to GBRF in conjunction with Class 73 transfers from Derby and infrastructure duties. The locomotive was at Tonbridge yard at the end of February.

Privately Owned

33 002 : as reported above, has happily joined the ranks of preserved Cromptons. The locomotive departed Smalmstown on 24th January 2005 by road and arriving at Buckfastleigh on 25th January. Restoration will take place commencing in the summer with a completion date expected for the 2006 season.

33 012 : is now fitted with a 3 piece set of black snowploughs. These were fitted prior to its starring role at the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala on Sunday 28th November 2004.

33 048 : has now been taken out of traffic at the West Somerset Railway for Cab No.2 refurbishment.

33 110 : should have its first outing of 2005 at the Bodmin and Wenford Diesel Weekend on 19th/20th March 2005.

33 116 : as reported in the railway press, has officially been claimed by the National Railway Museum as part of the national collection. The locomotive will be transferred from its current home of nearly 7 years, Old Oak Common, to a yet to be advised location for operational restoration to be completed. It is then planned to operate the locomotive on loan to a heritage railway.

33 117 : suffered problems with its Turbocharger in October 2004 which prevented it operation the diesel diagram on 16th October. As the fault is investigated the locomotive was placed on restricted duties which did not prevent it working its first trains of 2005 at the Sulzer Day at the East Lancashire Railway on 15th January where the locomotive operated in tandem with the Class 24. The locomotive has since been taken out of traffic to enable turbocharger repairs to take place.

33 201 : will return to traffic during 2005 following repairs and a possible repaint.

33 208 : has been confirmed to operate at the annual Mid Hants Diesel Gala in May 2005.





Information placed Wed. 20th Jan. 2005

Extracts from the Newsletter issued to members in Nov. 2004

DRS

33 023 : has been purchased by Harry Needle and was moved by road from Glasgow works departing on 12th August 2004 arriving at EMR Kingsbury on 16th August 2004 for cutting up. The locomotive was still intact at the beginning of October.

33 025 continues to be a very reliable performer for DRS. The locomotive returned to Carlisle Kingmoor on 22nd July 2004 following tyre turning and an ultrasonic axle test at Crewe IEMD. The locomotive spent early August working off Carlisle and completed the 0P45 Carlisle - Settle & Carlisle - Preston - Carlisle route learner on 3rd/4th August. By 13th August 33 025/030 had joined forces and were working the Drigg trip but by 26th August were both towed back to Carlisle with 025 stopped for an A exam. In late August the 6P24 tanks to Folly Lane/Sandbach were retimed to depart Sellafield at 0912 and are currently only visiting Sandbach, returning as 6P27 1443 Sandbach - Sellafield. Following a gap of nearly three months, the working was finally back in the hands of a Crompton on 7th September when 33 025 worked the train solo. By the end of September, 33025 was still working off Sellafield on the daily Drigg trip.

33 029 : is still awaiting completion of its protracted overhaul at Fragonset, Derby with no expected release date at present. This October marks the 3rd anniversary of the locomotives arrival at Derby and the commencement of overhaul!

33 030 : spent July, waiting for its partner to return, working off Sellafield on local trips to Drigg and Workington Docks. The locomotive has continued to be beset with battery problems and was towed back to Carlisle on 26th August for further repairs. Following 33025, the locomotive made its first appearance for three months on 6P24/6P27 tanks on 10th September before finishing the month once again at Carlisle for further battery repairs.

33 207 : has still yet to turn a wheel in anger in 2004 and has remained out of traffic at Carlisle Kingmoor since returning for Christmas on 24th December 2003. The locomotive is shown on TOPS to be awaiting replacement cab windows and indications are that the specialised 'slim' windows have now been ordered and the locomotive is showing an expected ok date of 29th October 2004.

Fragonset

33 019 : following a successful passenger debut on 10th July working a private birthday charter, the locomotive has been fully repainted into 'Dutch' yellow grey in September 2004 and has had cast BR arrows fitted and an EH Spitfire plaque on one side in time to work at the Battlefield Diesel Gala on 18th/19th September where the locomotive made a fine sight and sound! The locomotive has since seen more action working all trains on 2nd/3rd October and plans are currently being organised for another intensive running date on Saturday 6th November.

33 021 : remains stored at Fragonset, Derby awaiting TPWS fitting.

33 046 : still remains at Fragonset Derby, re-painted into SWT Blue livery, awaiting bogies and a turbocharger to complete its overhaul and mainline certification.

33 103 : continues to earn revenue for Fragonset on a variety of duties on the mainline including railtour outings to Portsmouth solo and to Stratford Upon Avon (with 33202) in July both vice Steam ex Alton. In addition the locomotive has performed further engineering trains on Thameslink with 33202 and took part in Hop Pickers anniversary specials on 4th September working between Faversham and Ramsgate. More recently the locomotive worked ECS from Old Oak Common to Crewe on 11th September. The locomotive is currently booked to work a railtour from Canterbury to Okehampton with 33202 on behalf of Very Special Trains on 30th October 2004.

33 108 : out of service at Fragonset, Derby awaiting TPWS fitting.

33 202 : has continued to earn mainline revenue for Fragonset over the summer working a variety of duties including several 'Steam Dreams' railtour workings from Alton. Along with 33103, the locomotive also returned to Thameslink engineering duties and has worked several ECS duties between Derby/Old Oak Common and Oxley. The locomotive is currently booked to work a railtour from Canterbury to Okehampton with 33103 on behalf of Very Special Trains on 30th October 2004.

Privately Owned

33 012 : continues to be a reliable performer at the Swanage Railway, working booked Fireworks specials in late July/early August and several dining trains. The locomotive will star as ever in the annual Swanage Railway Diesel Gala on Sunday 28th November 2004.

33 048 : also continues to be a reliable performer at the West Somerset Railway and still has further scheduled turns at the Railway this year as part of the Grand Trains weekend on 23rd/24th October 2004. The locomotive has recently received a new set of buffers on Cab no.1 end at the end of August. The locomotive is currently acting as station pilot at Bishops Lydeard whilst the resident Class 08 receives repairs.

33 052 : played a co-starring role at the Kent and East Sussex Diesel Gala with our very own 33065 on 17th/18th July and as reported in the Gala review, the locomotive is undergoing a full repaint into BR Green with yellow half size cab ends which has yet to be completed. The locomotive has seen further use on 2nd October, working with 73136 prior to the ED's departure to Stewarts Lane for storage.

33 102 : worked all the August Tuesday/Thursday diesel turns at the Churnet Valley Railway this year, operating over 500 miles of passenger trains and proving the renowned reliability of the Class as it became the only operable diesel. The locomotive also worked at the Mixed Traction Gala on 25th/26th September.

33 109 : remains at LNWR Crewe with bogie repairs/overhaul appearing to have come to a halt. Indeed the locomotive remains stored outside by the West Coast Mainline.

33 110 : has worked regularly throughout the summer recently working at the Diesel Gala on 18th/19th September.

33 111 : following its successful test run on 27th June, is undergoing further restoration work at Barrow Hill.

33 117 : has received a well earned repaint in full BR Blue as 6536 in early July in readiness for the Diesel Gala from 7th-11th July. The locomotive also worked the full passenger diesel diagram on Saturday 24th July. The locomotive is next in action on the Saturday diagram on 16th October 2004.

33 201 : remains out of traffic for the summer season under going repairs and will not now return to traffic for the Midland Railway Diesel Gala in October 2004.

33 208 : continued to perform at the Mid Hants Railway over the summer.






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