Summer 2007 updates
17 October 2007
It's been quite a while since the last news update. Not too much has happened - mainly a few preservation movements...
This move has been rumoured for years and finally happened - 965220 moved (with the help of a class 33) from Fort William to Glenfinnan station at the beginning of October.
68808, which was used as a source of spares at the Ecclesbourne Railway, was finally taken away to be scrapped during August.
The scrapping of 76217 at Duddeston pretty much stopped the day I posted the article about it.
This finally moved from Rugby OTPD to Booth's during August. It is suggested that it is for sale, but whether anyone will buy it or not remains to be seen. based on all the other "for sale" OTP at Booths, I predict it will end up scrapped...
At the start of September, this unique machine moved to the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston.
In the middle of March, 68030 moved to Longhoughton in Northumberland, where more restoration work can be done on it.
The group has also acquired it's third machine - another Permaquip Powered Canopy Trolley. 98702, formerly found at the Fawley Hill Railway has joined it's brother, 68706, at Longhoughton too...
More details can be found on the group's (recently revamped) website - www.otppg.org.uk.
Aln Valley Railway
The Aln Valley Railway, also based at Longhoughton has recently acquired an Atlas 1302 road-railer (via eBay!). It's origins are unknown but seems to have come from Belgium..
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