Diesel running

As they were probably tired of us asking them about it, the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society (BHESS), with the very kind support of the Harry Needle Railroad Company (HNRC), organised our repeated request to run 08630 on the usual weekday evening jaunt.

With even less notice than usual, an ever impressive 123 people managed to escape work and/or the missus and make the journey to BH.

Rolling stock:

Locos used

08630, D2853 (02003) & 03066

Stock used

9388, 5125 & 25362

Route:

Loco

Route

Mileage*

08630 & 03066

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

D2853 #

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

D2853

Roundhouse Halt - Platform line buffers

0.04 / 0m03ch

08630 & 03066

Platform line buffers - Springwell Headshunt

0.46 / 0m37ch

D2853 #

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

08630 & 03066

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

D2853 #

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

08630 & 03066

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

D2853

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

# - assisted in part by 03066

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 near future.

Photos by Damian Clement [Member 0003]