D9016 appeal, preserved railways, renovation

UPDATE ON LOCOS

19 Oct , 2017  

Many may have seen an article on the Rail Magazine website stating that I am selling both Deltic locomotives and collection of spares etc. It has been the case for many years now, I have stated that I would love to hear from anyone suitable with the necessary resources, who may wish to take over […]

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NEW CAB SIDE WINDOWS FOR ‘GORDON HIGHLANDER’

5 Apr , 2017  

Today, we received the new cab side windows for ‘Gordon Highlander’, those for one cab should be re-assembled soon together with the frames, handles etc. The frames from the other cab windows will be collected from Washwood Heath as these are delivered. They certainly look very nice and the difference in transparency is absolutely amazing […]

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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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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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‘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 […]

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ONLY 5 YEARS AGO TODAY!!

6 Jan , 2016  

Wow, it’s only 5 years ago today that we went to Barrow Hill to collect Gordon, it sure seems like many many more years!! At Castleton, just before I would drive him to what I thought would be his new long term home…….. All the best for 2016 everybody, Martin…

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WATERLOO DAY – 200 YEARS

18 Jun , 2015  

Today, the 18th June marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle Of Waterloo, the Royal Scots Greys regiment were at the forefront of the battle with Napoloeon and his French forces. The eagle of the French 45 Ligne was captured during the battle and the design was adopted as the regimental crest as carried by […]

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THANKS VERY MUCH FOR DONATIONS IN FEBRUARY

4 Mar , 2015  

We’d like to express our huge thanks to all the following who have made donations towards the bodywork repairs on ‘Gordon Highlander’ in February. The total amount raised so far towards the work is £718.00 with £498.00 being donated during last month. We hope that this level of support will continue and look forward to […]