Andrew Triggs Roger Salter Martin Duff & Roger Winnen
and returns with it from Par
Martin Duff Andrew Triggs & Roger Winnen
As usual, always happy to add interesting pieces to the excellent CRS website when something interesting turns up. The 'reward' is the ongoing variety of useful and interesting news and articles put on by other members, there is never anything other than good, factual material to enjoy.
Regarding 43002 at Swindon. In the event I understand that plans were changed and the power car departed on Thursday evening (18th) for the Papworth sidings complex at/near Ely in Cambridgeshire for a further period of storage. It seems that the NRM are not yet able to accept their new 'star exhibit' and it will be moved on at a later date. I hope it doesn't deteriorate as Laira made a first class job of restoring it to almost as-built condition. By the way, nothing wrong with the way you presented the pics on the site, it's exactly how I would have done it!
Where my railway interests are concerned I am indeed extremely fortunate that my wife, Cathy, has, over the years acquired a deep interest in railways as well, in particular class 37s, Deltics, class 60s and several other main line diesels. We try to see anything unusual in this area if we can but with the arrival en-mass of the new 800's our railway days out are far less frequent than they once were. With MRL operations set to change significantly in the near future it might be worth going out to see Freightliner class 70s working on some of the stone trains should they be used. DB Cargo are disposing of their six class 59-2's and they have recently been advertised for sale. Who knows where they will end up?
Anyway, I hope to be sending more contributions to you in the near future as we have a couple of steam charters due next month. In the meantime here's a shot taken from a passing train of class 47 D1944 shunting stock at Barton Hill depot, Bristol. All the best to both your good self and Roger, the Western expert!
Regards for now , Guy. As usual a letter full of interest from Guy. Many thanks to you Guy and Cathy.