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D8001 and the Epping To Ongar Autumn Gala

September 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


A rather depressing way to end the season, after a successful summer running at the Epping to Ongar Railway, we have had to withdraw D8001 from operating at this weekends diesel gala. During a recent inspection it was noted a couple of bolts connecting the power unit to generator had sheared, hence the loco is out of service for the time being. We are sourcing a set of replacements, but limited space with the power unit in position means it will be time consuming and difficult task to remove the exiting bolts.

On a more positive note 20227 continues to work at the North Norfolk Railway with one last Cromer trip to run this year along with preserved trains operating on the line through to end of October, so there will still be opportunities to travel behind one of locomotives in the next few months.


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