Locomotives

De508 will be in action on the 29th

 January will see all of our operational vehicles in action. C847 first up on New Years Day, then L509 on the 8th, Fowler #5 on the 15th, L509 again on the 22nd, R.M.30 will trial a Wellington Anniversary day special on the 23rd and De508 will run our first Diesel Day of the year on the 29th. So no matter what your preference is for motive power there will be something for you from 11am - 4pm. Keep an eye out for information our our Children's Day Special on the 4th of March.

Coaling up C847

C847. The focus of a lot of attention over the past few months, 847 is almost ready to return to hopefully reliable service. Work focus inside the firebox has seen the grate completely renewed with new firebars and carrier bars. The Westinghouse air compressor was overhauled by Triple R engineering in Palmerston

C847

L509. Continues to give good service during Sunday running with no problems being experienced.

C512. Work on turning up new pins and reaming and bushing holes on the valve gear parts has been the main focus of work over the last few months. The way bar had its bearing surfaces built up and machined and has now been fitted on the frame.

L509, Fowler #5 and R.M.30 will be running

To help celebrate national Children's Day we are offering FREE entry for all children under 15 when accompanied by an adult from 10am till 4pm.

Barclay 1335 inside at last

Another Busy few weeks at SSR. For the first time in a very long time Barclay 1335 was moved inside the loco shed.