News from June 2002

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Kids Fun Day At Bala

The Bala Lake Railway and Society, are holding a Childrens fun day on Sunday 21st July 2002. All are welcome, there will be entertainment and sidestalls, and a possible visit by the famous duo Laurel and Hardy. for more information e-mail to guard@bala.freeserve.co.uk.
Brian Wills Chairman of the Bala Lake Railway Society

Posted by Brian Wills on 25 June 2002

New locomotives for Perrygrove

Progress is being made with three new locomotives for the 15” gauge Perrygrove Railway at Coleford in the Royal Forest of Dean.

A new 2-6-0 tender loco has been under construction for some time at the Exmoor Steam Railway. No firm date has been set for its entry into service but it is expected to be either late 2002 or early 2003. No name or works number has been announced yet.

A diesel loco is being constructed using parts from a Hunslet Jenbach 2’ gauge loco No. LD9337 (type DH25). This will have a new Kubota D1105 engine driving the existing Linde hydraulic pump and motor. The frames are presently at Alan Keef’s works for re-gauging. It will be called “Jubilee” in recognition of its service on construction of the London Underground Jubilee line.

The third machine is a reconstruction of Sir Arthur Heywood’s second locomotive “Ella”. This is a long term project which is being undertaken for Perrygrove by Mr. J. Waterfield of Boston.

Together with the existing fleet of 3 locos these new machines will maintain the character of Perrygrove as an estate railway.

Posted by Michael Crofts on 26 June 2002

Next Open Day at BWLR

The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway held a very successful Enthusiasts’Weekend on the 22 & 23 June 2002. If you missed that then why not come on one of our next Public Open days on the 7 July / 4 August / 1 September 2002

Posted by Bill Bowman on 26 June 2002

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