'ALLO JOHN, GOTTA NEW MOTA' DELTIC ENGINE WORK.
You wont see this every day, A replacement engine being lifted into one of
the few remaining locos of its type. The background is Buckley Wells on the
East Lancashire Railway and shows a very busy day with the Duke of
Gloucester steam loco during a boiler test as the work proceeds on the
Deltic, Royal Scots Grey.
This is 33053 starting up for i believe the third time in 10 years (the
first time that particular day though). Sorry about the quality, its off my
British Rail Class 55 Deltic 55 022 (Royal Scots Grey)
My first video featuring the class 55.This was filmed on the NYMR.The loco
as far as i know is on loan not sure where from though.It is only running
on one engine the driver told me that it did not need both engines
running.It was a great privilege to travel behind this famous Diesel not
been on one for years......
A short sampler of some of the shots featured in our 'Carry On Clagging'
Cold Start a Thumper
The ELR's 207 unit starting on a cold day after a couple of weeks out of
40145 Cold Start
Dave Peacock starts 40145 up in cold conditions, in readiness for a loco
Both 40145 and 50015 were moved to Buckley Wells, where 40145 was inspected
and cleared for running on the East Lancs Ambassador railtour, involving
two class 40s along the length of the ELR, followed by a non-stop run to
Edinburgh with 40145.
A video showing the loco move will be available shortly...
37240 Very Cold Start
Class 37 No 37240 is started on a very cold Sunday at Llangollen River
Sidings. The English Electric Type 3, owned and operated by the Llangollen
Diesel Group, has just had the rings on her B3 piston changed. The
impressive amounts of smoke are typical of cold EE engines. The lack of
white smoke when the engine has warmed up and is put under load shows that
the new piston rings have done the trick. Enjoy!
August 2010 UPDATE: The loco has been overhauled in 2010 and is now
resplendent in 1960's-style BR blue livery and original body condition with
headcode windows and buffer beam skirts.
Fancy driving this beast? Well you can! Find out more at
www.llangollen-diesels.org.uk or send me a message.