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55 022 NEWS

29 Mar , 2017  

Following prep work over the last couple of days, 55 022 has all been tested tonight at Grosmont MPD and all found to be in fine order after one or two little issues were soon addressed. The loco is scheduled to depart from Grosmont on Tuesday 4th April together with 46100 ‘Royal Scot’ at 07.50. […]

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55 022 NOW SCHEDULED TO ATTEND THE NENE VALLEY RAILWAY SPRING DIESEL GALA

18 Mar , 2017  

55 022 is now planned to be in operation at the Nene Valley Railway’s Spring Diesel Gala taking place between Friday 7th and Sunday 9th April. The loco will be operating in it’s current guise of 55 018 ‘Ballymoss’, the light engine move from Grosmont to Wansford should take place around the 4th or 5th […]

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TODAY’S RAILWAY MAGAZINE ARTICLE

15 Mar , 2017  

The April 2017 edition of Platform 5’s Today’s Railway’s magazine has a half page article regarding the current situation with ‘Gordon Highlander’. The magazine is available from all leading newsagents, such as W H Smith etc. the article can be found on page 77. Thanks to Platform 5 for including this, which helps further raise […]

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SET OF TRACTION MOTOR CONTACTOR TIPS FOR SALE ON E-BAY!

9 Mar , 2017  

A full set of 12 Traction Motor contactor tips are now for sale on E-Bay, with funds going towards the repairs of Gordon, please see http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192124364804?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 for an unusual Deltic memento!!

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UP TO DATE NEWS REGARDING ‘GORDON’

6 Mar , 2017  

I am sorry to announce that there has been little progress with D9016 ‘Gordon Highlander’ since I last reported on the 8th February. Unfortunately due to other commitments, the welding and fabrication specialists who were going to further survey and estimate the budget required to complete the welding work, have been unable to attend Washwood […]

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‘GORDON’ UPDATE

8 Feb , 2017  

Following developments over the last few days, the contractor who we are planning to use to speed up the bodywork repairs on D9016 ‘Gordon Highlander’ is to visit Washwood Heath next week in order to carry out some tests in order to provide an estimation of cost and timescale for the bodywork to be repaired, […]

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EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS FOR ‘GORDON’

6 Feb , 2017  

Following recent discussions, meetings and further inspection of D9016 ‘Gordon Highlander’ last week at Washwood Heath, hopefully a plan is evolving which will see work on the locos bodywork progress. A welding and fabricating company enthusiastic about Deltic’s has offered to help with the work at preferential costing and for them to complete the task at […]

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55 022 TO ATTEND THE DELTIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY’S 40th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

15 Jan , 2017  

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, our friends at the Deltic Preservation Society are holding a special celebration at the Bluebell Railway, this will take place between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th October. We are delighted to announce that 55 022 ‘Royal Scots Grey’ will be taking part in this event, which should feature 3 other […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR & LATEST NEWS – 55 022 TO VISIT NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

1 Jan , 2017  

Firstly, all involved with 55 022 and D9016 hope you have all had a great Christmas and send our best wishes for the New Year We are delighted to advise news regarding additional planned work for 2017. Following the success of 2016’s visit, 55 022 ‘Royal Scots Grey’ will be making a return to the […]

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‘GORDON HIGHLANDER’ UPDATE.

19 Dec , 2016  

I paid a visit to Washwood Heath last Thursday to see progress on D9016 ‘Gordon Highlander’.  Work has been progressing steadily since January 2015, the images show how far the job has come since then. Initial work focussed around the Number 2 end cab, as can be seen, the fabrication work on most of this […]