Monthly Archives: July 2012

Important Developments

Work has physically begun on the new locomotive inspection and preparation pit in the yard, seen here after removal of the track a few weeks ago. I am reliably informed that there is now, quote, “a bloody great hole” in this … Continue reading

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Sad news

I am a bit late in posting this, but sadly the Rev. Richard Paten, the man who saved BR Standard Class 5 73050 from scrap and a founder member of the Nene Valley Railway, passed away last Sunday morning. Interviewed late last … Continue reading

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‘Foreign Stuff’ Update

SNCB 21033 continues to progress within the carriage shed. The new steel plate has been fully bolted up on the north side and the first primer has been applied. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago and so … Continue reading

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Paint it red!

The first coats of red paint are now being applied to LMS design TPO M30272M. Whether this is a base for LMS or BR livery, I am not sure – the coach was built to an LMS design, but post-nationalisation in 1949. Whichever, … Continue reading

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Wagon Group Update

The latest Wagon Group update is now available, with the first paint now applied to the new roof canvas on ‘Vanfit’ B759852 and a little work undertaken on our fall-back project, “Esso” tank No.1914. The report and pictures can be … Continue reading

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Carriages under restoration

A vehicle barely featured on this ‘blog before is LNER Third Class coach No.61634. The restoration of this coach has taken a major step forward with what I assume is the completion of the overhaul of the second bogie, and … Continue reading

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Wagon Group Update

The roof canvas for van B759852 has arrived and been installed. For photo update and brief report please follow the link below: http://nvrwagons.wordpress.com/news-blog/

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