News - Updates - July

15 July 2006 - thanks to Simon Bendall, Mike Porter, Steve Hatcher, Dave Denton, Charlie Best, John Palin, Gareth Coleman, Andrew Jenkins for this article

Latest news and developments...

975137 left Coventry Railway Centre on Monday 12 June 2006. It is intended for the Amman Valley Railway in south Wales although it is currently stored at a private site in Swansea where it will be restored.

042222 is on the move again! Currently stored at Heanor Haulage yard at Langley Mill it is expected to move to a new private location near Chester following a house move by the owner.

Other news
977983 was back in service on 20th June after its long period in storage. It was seen passing Tonbridge on its way to Crewe.

6390 at Midland Railway Centre - I was told it is possible this coach has now been donated to a locomotive owning group at Butterley and may actually remain at the MRC following its recent overhaul. Watch this space!

Ferme Park yard was clear again for the first time in many years following the last departure on 6th July.

Meanwhile over at Hornsey a start was made on clearing the vegetation surrounding the vehicles in the Up sidings at the beginning of July. These will be removed during the week beginning 17th July if all goes to plan. One milk tank and the fruit van 041486 is due for Didcot while the destination of the other milk tank is currently unclear. The BG van is heading for Booths.

977486 at Northampton & Lamport Railway is currently for sale.

Wickham Railcar 999507 is currently being repainted back into BR Research red and blue at the Middleton Railway.

More Internal Users found!
024456 is now at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway having thought to have been scrapped at Toton many years back!

024458 is thought to still be in existence at Crewe Prefab Depot according to a recent magazine article although this is unconfirmed.

024463 has been discovered at a private site at Walkeringham on the Doncaster to Gainsborough line. It is apparently being used as a garden shed!

083627 has been found at the Bluebell Railway (formerly at Selhurst.)

096047 has been found at the Strathspey Railway (formerly at Fort William.)

Scottish happenings!
Former SR vehicle 975025 ventured into southern Scotland for perhaps the first time (?) at the beginning of June while Iris II made a trip along the West Highland Line on 17th June. Barrier vans 975974 & 975978 also made some trips along the WHL during June as part of Class 67 driver training!

Meanwhile the coach near Rannoch station still remains a mystery - if anyone knows anything about it please get in touch!

The Great OTP / DPT Hunt 2006
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