Diesel running

With their usual efficiency, the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society (BHESS), with the very kind support of the Harry Needle Railroad Company (HNRC), organised our request to run 08685 on a passenger train.

Depite receiving less than a weeks notice, and it being a Friday afternoon, 86 people managed to make it to the roundhouse in time.

Rolling stock:

Locos used

08685, D2853 (02003) & 03066

Stock used

9388, 5125 & 25362

Route:

Loco

Route

Mileage*

08685

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

D2853

Springwell Headshunt - Platform line buffers

0.47 / 0m38ch

08685

Platform line buffers - Springwell Headshunt

0.46 / 0m37ch

D2853

Springwell Headshunt - Platform line buffers

0.46 / 0m37ch

03066

Platform line buffers - Springwell Headshunt

0.46 / 0m37ch

D2853

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

GPS data supplied by Paul Illingworth [Member 0007]

PLEG wishes to thank BHESS, HNRC and all their staff and train crew for their assistance in making this event happen.

PLEG looks forward to visiting the railway again in the future.

Photo by Kev Adlam [Member 0505]