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  • May 2022 Update
    Welcome to the May Chairman’s report. This is probably the most difficult stage of an overhaul to work through. Volunteers spend many hours cleaning down, removing paint and preparing surfaces. The only sign of progress is a fresh coat of primer or undercoat. However, getting this bit right is important as it sets the tone […]
  • March 2022
    Welcome to the March Chairman’s report. Unfortunately, a skiing accident has precluded me from doing much real work this month. I’m on the mend now and it was great to get back to Loughborough last week. Not much progress on needle gunning the frames this month but the needle gun has still seen some serious […]
  • February 2022 Update
    Now that the pandemic seems to be receding and restrictions are being relaxed, we’ve had a good start to the year with some real progress. We’ve made a good start on cleaning up the frames but realized that shifting the oil and grease is only the start of the process and we’ve had to employ […]
  • 777 Sir Lamiel Progress Report
    We’ve made good progress on Sir Lamiel’s overhaul. Our target is to return Sir Lamiel to working order in time to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2025.
  • January 2022 Update
    Work continues on Sir Lamiel. We have made some good progress on cleaning down the inside of the frames, and we’ve now started the noisy phase. The needle gunners, Mike and I, have been hard at work and the pit at Loughborough is now filling with red paint chips. Once all the paint is removed, […]

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While D123 was busy with the GCR’s home fleet being part of the diesel gala, our volunteers were busy on shed. All of 45305’ flues (large tubes) have now been removed. This just leaves the numerous small tubes to be removed. Well done team!Photos courtesy of Tom Riches. ... See MoreSee Less
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Last weekend we made a good start on removing the tubes from 5305’s boiler. The first row has been completed. This weekend is the Great Central Railway’s Diesel Gala where D123 will be in action. ... See MoreSee Less
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