OTP at Keith Dufftown Railway - Preservation - Forum
OTP at Keith Dufftown Railway
Posted: 20 August 2019, 16:30
I visited here on 17th August and the situation is as follows:
There are, in fact, 3 Fairmont Speeders here. The only one listed on the website is Car 1 and this was in the shed under repair. Car 3 was outside, at the end of the platform, next to the buffet / tea shop which is ex-electrification coach 975758. Cars 1 and 3 are owned by the railway.
Car 2 is in a shed which was opened up for me and is privately owned.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get build numbers for 2 or 3. Car 2 was under major repair with nothing on the "dashboard", that for Car 3 is on its "dashboard" but too small to read when peering in.
The Akerman H3MB was not seen and presumed to have left. I wish I'd asked about it but it certainly wasn't at Dufftown as I was shown into the repair shed and all of the yard was clearly visible.
Posted: 20 August 2019, 20:07
Thanks we'll add the other two.
Could the Akerman be down the line? Not been there so can't comment really!
Posted: 20 August 2019, 22:03
Sorry, should also have said that I traveled the line to the K&DR station at Keith Town which is (sadly) just under half a mile short of the NR limit at Keith and just over half a mile from Keith National Rail. No sign of the Akerman on that trip, nor are there any sheds it could be in along the way. I think it unlikely it would be between the 2 Keith stations as that stretch is getting lost in undergrowth with NR wanting a large sum of money which the railway doesn't have to re-connect the 2 stubs.
Posted: 26 August 2019, 02:02
Andrew - When i visited back in 2016 the Akerman was OOU, i'm pretty certain that they were trying to find a replacement engine for it. It was parked up near the station car park you wouldn't have missed it.
Posted: 26 August 2019, 09:53
The builders number for Car 2 is still unknown, but the number for Car 3 is 252180.
Posted: 4 September 2019, 21:01
Thanks. They still need to show up in the lists of Speeders and for the KDR.
Posted: 5 September 2019, 12:11
To add onto the K&DR Fairmont's, a further three exist, at one time all at Statfold Barn Railway :
14/03 2705-A9 Fairmont 252319
CN 168-31 Fairmont (w/n unknown) - currently off site
Fairmont (carries engine No.114866) - currently at a private site in Tamworth