TRIP 424

Bedfordshire

29/11/08

John Redden Scrap Merchants, Wellingborough (visit) 

Industrial Diesel Loco: 4ft 8" Gauge; RH 393303/56 Dsm. 

Note; A big thank you to John for allowing this visit to take place at very short notice.

Stevington & Turvey Light Railway, Turvey (visit) 

Preserved Diesel Locos; 2ft Gauge; 14 - RH 373359/54 (in traffic), "Roobarb" "Joy Division" - Diema 1600/53, OK 7728/38 Dsm, 11 - OK 6504/36, "Sir Toby" - MR 5877/35 (ex p.102), 15 "Olde" - HE 2176/40, MR 9655/51, OK 3685/31 Dsm, MR 7128/36 Dsm (assumed). Preserved Petrol Locos: 2ft Gauge; FH 1767/31 Dsm. 

Notes; 

1) A big thank you to Graham Harris for arranging this visit and to David Floyd for hosting the visit. 

2) The 1ft 6" Gauge WR Battery Electric loco was awaiting restoration at one of the Railway members' house. 

3) RH 373359 no longer carries running number "No.7" or name "Collingwood". 

4) Diema 1600 no longer carries the name "Catfish".

Lavendon Narrow Gauge Railway, Lavendon (visit) 

Preserved Battery Electric Loco: 3ft Gauge; U/I Greenbat 4wBE. 

Note; A big thank you to the Railway owners for allowing this visit to take place at very short notice.

Great Whipsnade Railway, Whipsnade Zoo (visit) 

Preserved Steam Locos: 2ft 6" Gauge; No.4 "Superior" - KS 4034/20, No.2 "Excelsior" - KS 1049/08. Preserved Diesel Locos; 2ft 6" Gauge; "Hecules" - AUG 24376/81, "Victor" - JF 4160004/51, "Hector" - JF 4160005/51, BD 3780/83 (ex p.303). 

Notes; 

1) A big thank you to Kevin Edwins for arranging and hosting this visit. 

2) RH221625 has now gone to the Statfold Barn Railway, Staffordshire. 

3) Ruhrthaler 3920 has now gone to Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, Essex.

Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway, Pages Park (visit) 

Preserved Steam Locos: 2ft Gauge; "Doll" - AB 1641/19, No.3 "Rishra" - BgC 2007/21, 778 - BLW 44656/17, "Chaloner" - DeW/1877, No.11 "P.C.Allen" - OK 5834/12, (Elf) - OK 12740/36 (under restoration). Preserved Diesel Locos: 2ft Gauge; No.8 - Bg 3539/59 reb AK/88 (now an unpowered coach, rebuilt from standard gauge), "Creepy" - HE 6008/63, "Beaudesert" - SMH 101T018/79 reb AK 59R/99, 81 "Peter Wood" - HE 9347/94. Preserved Small Plant;(74023) - B/Packer 030 (re-gauged to 2ft).

Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Rly, Stonehenge (part visit) 

Preserved Steam Locos: 2ft Gauge; "The Volunteer" (Sezela No.4) - AE 1738/15, "Penlee" - Freud 73/01 reb ARC/c83, (Pedemoura) -OK 10808/24 (under restoration), OK 2544/07. Preserved Diesel Locos: 2ft Gauge; MR 5608/31 (converted to a Brake Van), "Falcon" - OK 8986/38, (Madge) - OK 7600/38 assumed, 10 "Haydn Taylor" - MR 7956/45, "Arkle" - MR 7108/36, HE 3646/46, "Damredub" - MR 7036/36, 18 "Feanor" - MR 11003/56, LBNGRS 1/89 (built from parts of RH 425798 & 444207), 23 - RH 164346/32, MR 11297/65, MR 4805/34 Dsm, 28 (RAF Stainbridge)- RH 200516/40 (carried 200513 on plate in error), "Red Rum" - MR 7105/36, 36 "Caravan" - MR 7129/36, No.38 - L 37170/51, (Trent) - RH 283507/49, 43 - MR 10409/54, 44 - MR 7933/41, MR 21615/57 (Frame only), 48 "Macnamara" - HE 4351/52, R8 - MR 5612/31 Dsm, LOD758009 - MR 8641/41, LOD758220 - MR 8745/42, "Bluebell" - FH 2631 or 2834 built 1943, (Redlands) - MR 5603/31 Dsm, U/I MR 4wDM Dsm, RH 187105/37 (on loan from p.235). Preserved Petrol Locos: 2ft Gauge; No.21 "Festoon" - MR 4570/29, 31 (Thorin Oakenshield) - L 4228/31, LR2182 - MR 461/17, LR3098 - MR 1377/18 (on loan from the NRM). Preserved Wickham Trolley: 2ft 6" Gauge; Wkm 3282/43. Preserved Small Plant; ;(74008) - B/Packer 013 (re-gauged to 2ft). 

Notes on Railway: 

1) MR 7108 + MR 7036 + MR 11297 + RH 283507 were not seen by all in the party 

2) OK 2343/07 has now gone to the Statfold Barn Railway 

3) FH 2586/41 is now at the Moseley Trust, Apedale 

4) KS 4260/22 is currently on loan to the Devon Railway Centre 

5) HE 2536/41 is currently on loan to the Froissy-Cappy- Dompierre Railway in France 

6) Of the many Locos not seen, it was believed that these were located as follows; a) RH 217999 + RH 375315 + HU 38384 + Wkm 2522 stored off-site. b) MR 5875 + MR 6012 + FH 2514 + L 11221 + MR 11298 + MR 60S317 + RH 203026 + RH 408430 + MR 8695 + RH 172892 + FH 3582 + HE 6619 + RH 172901 + RH 223692 + RH 209430 + MR 5613 + FH 1568 + MR 8731 + RH 218016 + MR 7214 + KS 4256 + AE 2071 either in one of the many containers or sheds not visited or not unidentified.