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The changing of the seasons

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This allowed us to finish brake testing on the Baguley Drewry and therefore permit its entry into passenger service this season.

The final test was with the loco, all the passenger coaches and a five-ton Motor Rail on the back simulating the weight of the passengers – the whole ensemble making a pretty impressive site with the mighty Perkins diesel fighting to the upper reaches on the power curve as it fights to reach 10mph downhill.

So, with seven weeks to go to start of passenger service, we now have two passenger diesels.

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