Heritage diesel cavalcade passing Shrub Hill 28 April 2017

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TimBrown
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Heritage diesel cavalcade passing Shrub Hill 28 April 2017

Post by TimBrown » 15:15 Friday 28th April 2017

This cavalcade of heritage diesel locomotives 20189, 20205, 45060, 47828 and 33035 passed through Worcester Shrub Hill at 13-45 on 28 April 2017 working from Bristol to Kidderminster Severn Valley Railway.
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Re: Heritage diesel cavalcade passing Shrub Hill 28 April 2017

Post by AdamH » 08:06 Monday 1st May 2017

I know little about trains, but I imagine that must have been one hell of a load to require all of those! :lol:

Are these all "Preserved" trains?

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Re: Heritage diesel cavalcade passing Shrub Hill 28 April 2017

Post by TimBrown » 09:47 Monday 1st May 2017

AdamH wrote:
08:06 Monday 1st May 2017
I know little about trains, but I imagine that must have been one hell of a load to require all of those! :lol:

Are these all "Preserved" trains?
The two leading locomotives 20189 and 20205 are mainline certified and are doing the work of hauling the consist to Kidderminster for the forthcoming SVR Spring Diesel Festival on May 18th, 19th and 20th. Both locomotives were based at The Midland Railway Centre, Butterley (are they still?) and belong to Michael Owen who uses them for mainline freight spot-hire and possibly occasional passenger charters.

33035 and 45060 are operational preserved locomotives (not passed for mainline haulage) owned by Pioneer Diesel Group based at Barrow Hill Railway Centre.

47828 is an operational preserved locomotive owned by The DO5 Preservation and Dartmoor Railway based at Okehampton. It was purchased from Direct Rail Services, Kingsmoor in 2016, so whilst currently not certified for mainline use (check please?) should be equipped with the necessary safety equipment to do so if required in the future.

All five locos are between 50 and 60 years old so genuinely of heritage status, and should be at work hauling passenger trains during the SVR Spring Diesel Festival.

If anyone can clarify any of the above information, or point out any errors please add your comments as I have gleaned most of the above from a number of websites!

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