D9016 appeal, thanks

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 […]

renovation

NEW VACUUM HOSES FOR 22 AND 16

4 Mar , 2015  

We have recently received 4 brand newly made vacuum brake buffer beam hoses to be fitted to both ‘Royal Scots Grey’ and ‘Gordon Highlander’. These can be seen in the image above and should look much better than the worn ones currently installed. The total price for these was just over £300.00 and they should […]

timings

‘ROYAL SCOTS GREY’ WORK FOR FRIDAY 6TH MARCH

27 Feb , 2015  

55 022 is once again scheduled to work the E.M.U./Translator Coach movements for GB RailFreight on Friday 6th March, scheduled for the usual timings as below:- 5D15 55 022 plus 2 Translator Coaches. | RTT Glasgow Works Dep. 10.31 Eastfield Passenger Loop Arr. 10.47, Run Round, Dep. 11.12 Bellgrove Pass 11.22 Shields Junction Arr. 11.42 […]

timings

55 022 WORK FOR FRIDAY 20TH & FRIDAY 27TH FEBRUARY

18 Feb , 2015  

55 022 is scheduled to work the Springburn – Shields trains for GB RailFreight on Friday 20th February and also Friday 27th February. Scheduled timings are the same on both days as below:- 5D15 55 022 plus 2 Translator Coaches and possibly E.M.U. | RTT Glasgow Works Dep. 10.31 Eastfield Passenger Loop Arr. 10.47, Run […]

Gallery

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY

11 Feb , 2015  

We have been very kindly sent the following excellent photos taken by Bill Wilson and sent through to us to share on this site, mainly at Knorr-Bremse’s Springburn Works last Friday. We hope that you like them and they show the excellent quality of the work completed between 19th January and 6th February. Special thanks […]

timings

’55 022′ UNIT MOVE FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY

10 Feb , 2015  

‘Royal Scots Grey’  in her new guise as 55 003 ‘Meld is scheduled to work across Glasgow for GB RailFreight on Friday the 13th February with another E.M.U. move to Shields T.M.D. Timings are as follows:- 5D15 55 022 plus 2 Translator Coaches and Class 318 E.M.U. Glasgow Works Dep. 10.31 Eastfield Passenger Loop Arr. 10.47, […]

renovation

55 022 REPAINT COMPLETED

9 Feb , 2015  

As many will by now be aware, 55 022 ‘Royal Scots Grey’ had its repaint completed as scheduled at Knorr-Bremse Rail Services Works at Springburn and was rolled out of the paint shop on the morning of 6th February in time to work her booked train to Shields T.M.D. The loco now carries the number […]

D9016 appeal

‘GORDON HIGHLANDER’ RESTORATION DONATIONS UPDATE

3 Feb , 2015  

We are delighted to announce that since launching our fundraising towards the restoration of D9016’s bodywork in December, donations totalling £225.00 have been received from the following:- HUGH WATKIN IAN BEATTIE DAVID ROBINSON TIM ROGERS MARK GRAINGER ANDY COWARD ALASTAIR CULF NIGEL BENNING J. PHILLIPS A. JACKSON DEREK STORRS TONY KIRKHAM GRAHAM JACKMAN JONATHAN PANNAL […]

renovation

22 READY FOR BLUE PAINT

30 Jan , 2015  

Here are a few images taken and kindly sent through to me by Archie Ferguson from Knorr-Bremse Rail Services at Springburn showing the loco inside the huge oven and waiting for the first coat of blue to be applied to the main body. Apologies that the images are rather restricted, but there’s not much room […]

renovation

ROTTEN CAB STEP PANELS, ROOF GRILLES & FILTERS REMOVED

28 Jan , 2015  

During initial inspection of the loco for repaint the cab step sections were identified as suffering from corrosion, however until removal it was not realised that they were corroded as badly as they have found to be. The image below shows one of the four panels after removal, all 4 are having brand newly fabricated […]