The SDR's gala has come around once again. This year 20 227 and 37 314 visited us from the midland Railway Centre as well as our home based Diesels: 20 110 and 20118. 25 901 on it's first outing after it's engine rebuild and 37 321 on it's first outing after a lot of work over the winter.
They all went well with only a couple of minor faults showing up. 25 901's exhaust cleared steadily all weekend as the piston rings bedded in, the only glitch was a sticking contactor causeed the engine to stop near Nursery pool Bridge on Sunday but it was soon started again.
Many thanks to the "Class Twenty Loco Society" and the "Class 40 appeal" for the loan of their engines and to everybody who worked so hard to run the weekend. It appeared to be a success and enjoyed by everybody we spoke to.