Update 19/12/18.  By Andy Royal with photos from Josh Brinsford.


Some general loco updates.

Class 52 D1010: Work continues to establish the root cause of the failure earlier this year. We have had some
specialist transmission engineers in a week or so ago to help identify the cause of the issue.

Class 47 D1661: Work continues on the repaint of the loco including the bogies in the Swindon shed.

Class 33 D6566: Currently at BL, having been used on the empty stock trains and the "tidy" trains earlier this
week, this loco remains assigned as the duty locomotive and is therefore being kept in fully
operational condition. An AWS fault was investigated over the weekend.

Class 33 D6575: Stabled on No. 1 road at WN, there is a long list of work to be done on this loco during the
winter downtime period, including a reinstatement of the AWS.

Class 35 D7017: Now stabled outside on No 2 road, awaiting a replacement fuel gauge.

Class 35 D7018: Stabled on No 2 road inside WN shed, various items to be undertaken still to enable the loco
to return to service in 2019.

Class 14 D9526: Stabled comfortably in the old goods shed, this loco is receiving some detailed attention as
part of the 150 hour maintenance exam.


Josh has sent a few photos in. The first one is of D7017 stabled outside last week.
We then have a couple of photos to remind us of the excellent June Diesel Gala. The top photo shows Driver
Paul Tucker "in the chair" on D7017 at Williton. Below that D7018 is seen at Williton stabled during the Gala.