Monthly Archives: September 2012

Last minute change: ‘A4’ 4464 “Bittern” for Steam Gala!

Due to unfortunate problems with 71000 “Duke of Gloucester”, its place at the Steam Gala on 22nd/23rd September has been filled by Gresley ‘A4’ 4464 “Bittern” – now giving this event an exciting East Coast theme. Congratulations to all involved … Continue reading

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Gala preparations,TPO update

Saturday 8th September saw the freight train being marshalled in preparation for the steam gala on 22nd/23rd September. The Civil Engineers very helpfully unloaded the rubbish that had accumulated in ex-LMS ‘Medfit’ M470944, before it was taken with newly-restored van … Continue reading

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Locomotive Works

The refurbishment of 0-4-0 diesel-hydraulic shunter “Barabel” (Works No.10202, built 1964) continues, with the cab and bonnet now sporting original Oxfordshire Ironstone Company maroon livery with other parts of the bodywork now up to primer.   An alternative view from … Continue reading

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Pit Progress

The concrete for the second half of the pit has been poured.   Progress continues with the extension housing the stairs to the first-floor visitor viewing gallery in the overhaul workshop. Here is an unfinished interior view up the stairway … Continue reading

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