SVR-based diesel locomotives visiting other events

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This page gives details of diesel locomotives then resident on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society that have visited other railways for galas and special events, or are planned to do so for forthcoming events. The listing may be incomplete in respect of years before 2010.

Timeline 1980-1989

Year Locomotive Dates Railway Event Reference Notes
1980 D1062 Western Courier May 1980 Rainhill Rocket 150 Celebrations SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 56
1985 D1062 Western Courier 21 September 1985 Landore Open Day [1] Static display
1987 D5410 (27059) 4 October 1987 Tyseley Open Day [2] Static display. With D1015 Western Champion and D1062 Western Courier
1987 D1062 Western Courier 4 October 1987 Tyseley Open Day [3] Static display
1989 D1013 Western Ranger 17 September 1989 Gloucester Horton Road Depot Rail Day [4] Static display

Timeline 1990-1999

Year Locomotive Dates Railway Event Reference Notes
1990 D5410 (27205) 6 May 1990 Bescot Open Day [5] Static display
1990 D1013 Western Ranger 6 May 1990 Bescot Open Day [4] Static display
1990 D1013 Western Ranger 12 May 1990 Birmingham Snow Hill Special Mid Line Promotion Day [4] Static display
1990 D1013 Western Ranger 1 July 1990 Gloucester Horton Road Depot Rail Day [4] Static display
1990 D1013 Western Ranger 19 August 1990 BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. Railfreight Depot Open Day [4] Static display
1990 D5410 (27059) 29 September 1990 Cambridge West Anglia Gala day [6] Static display
1990 D1013 Western Ranger 29 September 1990 Cambridge West Anglia Gala day [4] Static display
1990 D1013 Western Ranger 6-7 October 1990 Nene Valley Railway [4]
1991 D5410 25-26 May 1991 Coalville Open Day [7] Static display
1991 D1013 Western Ranger 25-26 May 1991 Coalville Open Day [4] Static display
1991 D1013 Western Ranger 22 June 1991 Cardiff Cathays Depot Open Day [4] Static display
1991 D1013 Western Ranger 29 June 1991 Bristol Bath Road Depot Open Day [4] Static display
1991 D1013 Western Ranger 15 September 1991 Laira Depot Open Day [4] Static exhibit, with D1015 Western Champion and BR Class 52 D1062 Western Courier
1991 D1062 Western Courier 15 September 1991 Laira Depot Open Day [8] Static display, with D1013 Western Ranger and D1015 Western Champion
1992 D1062 Western Courier 30 August 1992 Bescot Open Day [8] Static display
1993 D821 Greyhound 2-3 October 1993 East Lancashire Railway [9] Stayed until 1994
1994 D821 Greyhound 17 March 1994 Old Oak Common Open Day [9] Static display
1994 D821 Greyhound 30 April 1994 Exeter Exeter Rail Fair [9] Static display
1994 D1062 Western Courier 28-30 October 1994 West Somerset Railway Diesel Extravaganza [8] With D821 Greyhound. Later-SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society residents D9551 and 50149 also attended.[10]
1994 D821 Greyhound 28-30 October 1994 West Somerset Railway Diesel Extravaganza [9] With D1062 Western Courier
1994 D821 Greyhound 12-13 November 1994 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway [9]
1995 D821 Greyhound 21-22 October 1995 Llangollen Railway [9]
1998 D821 Greyhound 11 July 1998 East Lancashire Railway [9] Hydraulic Day and Western Region Day

Timeline 2000-2009

Year Locomotive Dates Railway Event Reference Notes
2000 D821 Greyhound 5 August 2000 Old Oak Common EWSEnglish, Welsh & Scottish Railway, a rail freight company Open Day [9] Static display, with D1015 Western Champion
2000 D821 Greyhound 15 October 2000 Worcester Open Day [11] Static display as D845 Sprightly
2000 D1013 Western Ranger 15 October 2000 Worcester Open Day [4] Static display
2001 D821 Greyhound 24 March 2001 Falmouth Docks [9] From the end of March 2001, D821 became Cornwall. The locomotive was twinned with the Royal Navy ship at Falmouth Docks. The loco was hauled to Falmouth by D449
2001 D821 Greyhound 25 March 2001 Bodmin & Wenford Railway Diesel Gala [9]
2001 D821 Greyhound 7 April 2001 Mid-Hants Railway [9]
2005 D1013 Western Ranger 14-15 May 2005 Mid-Hants Railway Diesel Gala [4]
2009 D1062 Western Courier 4 July 2009 East Lancashire Railway Summer Diesel Gala [12]

Timeline 2010-2019

Year Locomotive Dates Railway Event Reference Notes
2010 50031 Hood 7-9 May 2010 Swanage Railway [13]
2010 50031 Hood 12-13 June 2010 West Somerset Railway Mixed traction event [14]
2010 D444 Exeter 12-13 June 2010 West Somerset Railway Mixed traction event [14]
2010 D821 Greyhound 12-13 June 2010 West Somerset Railway Mixed traction event [14]
2010 D1062 Western Courier 12-13 June 2010 West Somerset Railway Mixed traction event [14]
2010 D444 Exeter 3-4 July 2010 East Lancashire Railway Summer Diesel event [15]
2010 37906 24 to 26 September 2010 Mid-Norfolk Railway Class 37 Golden Jubilee Event [16]
2010 37906 1-3 October 2010 Nene Valley Railway [17]
2010 D1062 Western Courier 1-3 October 2010 Nene Valley Railway [17]
2010 50135 Ark Royal 1-3 October 2010 Nene Valley Railway [17]
2010 37906 16-17 October 2010 National Railway Museum Class 37 Diesel Anniversary Weekend [18]
2011 37906 1st quarter 2011 Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway Class 37 50th Birthday event [19] 37906 visited for the first three months of 2011.
2011 D1062 Western Courier 6-8 May 2011 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [20]
2011 50035 Ark Royal 1- 3 July 2011 East Lancashire Railway Summer Diesel Gala [21]
2011 50044 Exeter 1- 3 July 2011 East Lancashire Railway Summer Diesel Gala [21]
2012 D8059 22-23 September 2012 Churnet Valley Railway Diesel Gala [22]
2013 D821 Greyhound 13-15 September 2013 North Yorkshire Moors Railway [23]
2013 D1062 Western Courier 13-15 September 2013 North Yorkshire Moors Railway [23]
2014 50031 Hood 9-11 May 2014 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [24]
2014 D821 Greyhound 6-8 June 2014 West Somerset Railway Mixed Traction weekend [25] Moved directly from WSR to Old Oak Common for repairs.
2014 D8059 13-15 June 2014 North Norfolk Railway [25]
2014 50044 Exeter 13 September 2014 Derby Derby 175 [26]
2015 50035 Ark Royal 9-11 May 2015 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [27]
2015 50035 Ark Royal 23-25 May 2015 Didcot Railway Centre Diesel Gala [27]
2016 D8059 23-24 April 2016 Epping Ongar Railway Spring Diesel Gala [28]
2016 50035 Ark Royal 2 May 2016 Bristol St Phillips Marsh GWRGreat Western Railway open day [28] On display
2016 50035 Ark Royal 6-8 May 2016 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala and beer festival [28] Replaced unavailable 50049 Defiance
2016 D8059 9-11 September 2016 Mid-Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala [29]
2016 D8188 9-11 September 2016 Mid-Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala [29]
2017 50049 Defiance 31 March - 2 April 2017 Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala Sister 50035 was also due to attend, but was unavailable
2017 D8059 8-9 April 2017 Avon Valley Railway Diesel Gala
2017 D8059 5-7 May 2017 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2017 [30] With D8188
2017 D8188 5-7 May 2017 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2017 [30] With D8059
2017 D8059 11-13 May 2017 Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway 3-day big diesel bash [31] With D8188
2017 D8188 11-13 May 2017 Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway 3-day big diesel bash [31] With D8059
2017 D9551 3-6 June 2017 East Lancashire Railway Small engines weekend [32] With 813. Also rostered for 'Western Wheels' event 17-18 June, but was unable to take part due to a transmission heat exchanger issue.
2017 D8059 9-11 June 2017 West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala and Rail Ale Trail [33] With D8188
2017 D8188 9-11 June 2017 West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala and Rail Ale Trail [33] With D8059
2017 50049 Defiance 9-11 June 2017 West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala and Rail Ale Trail [33] Static exhibit with BR Class 50 50007 Hercules. The two 50s transported D8059 and D8188, and were then displayed at Minehead for the Gala.
2017 D8059 17-18 June 2017 Midland Railway, Butterley Diesel Gala With D8188. Also stayed for 60s weekend 8-9 July 2017
2017 D8188 17-18 June 2017 Midland Railway, Butterley Diesel Gala With D8059. Also stayed for 60s weekend 8-9 July 2017
2017 D8059 3-6 August 2017 Spa Valley Railway Summer Diesel Gala Vice D8188 as originally announced
2017 D821 Greyhound 2 September 2017 Old Oak Common OOC111: Legends of the Great Western [34] With 1501, D1015, 50007, 50035, 50044 and 50049. D821 was under repair at OOC and featured at GWRGreat Western Railway's open day
2017 50035 Ark Royal 2 September 2017 Old Oak Common OOC111: Legends of the Great Western With 1501, D821, D1015, 50007, 50044 and 50049.
2017 50044 Exeter 2 September 2017 Old Oak Common OOC111: Legends of the Great Western With 1501, D821, D1015, 50007, 50035 and 50049.
2017 50049 Defiance 2 September 2017 Old Oak Common OOC111: Legends of the Great Western With 1501, D821, D1015, 50007, 50044 and 50035.
2017 D1015 Western Champion 2 September 2017 Old Oak Common OOC111: Legends of the Great Western With 1501, D821, 50007, 50035, 50044 and 50049.
2017 D8059 15-17 September 2017 Dean Forest Railway Diesel Gala [35] Vice D8188 as originally announced
2018 50049 Defiance 11-13 May 2018 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [36]
2018 50035 Ark Royal 8-10 June 2018 West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala [37]
2018 50035 Ark Royal 14 June to 14 July 2018 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 50th anniversary gala
2019 D9551 13 April to 12 May 2019 Didcot Railway Centre Diesel Gala [38]
2019 50007 Hercules 3 to 6 May 2019 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Mixed Traffic Gala [39] With 50031 Hood
2019 50031 Hood 3 to 6 May 2019 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Mixed Traffic Gala [40] With 50007
2019 50007 Hercules 10 to 12 May 2019 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [41]
2019 50035 Ark Royal 26 to 28 July 2019 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Summer Diesel Gala On hire until 18 October 2019
2019 D821 Greyhound 2 August to 1 September 2019 Spa Valley Railway Summer Diesel Gala [42]
2019 D821 Greyhound 6 to 8 September 2019 Great Central Railway September Diesel Gala [43]
2019 D821 Greyhound 14-15 September 2019 Epping Ongar Railway Autumn Diesel Gala [44]

Cancelled appearances

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society diesel locomotives which were booked but unable to appear were as follows:

Year Locomotive Dates Railway Event Reference Notes
2004 D1013 Western Ranger Spring 2004 Mid-Hants Railway [45] Due to ongoing repairs D1013 will not be able to attend the Mid-Hants Gala
2012 D8059 11-13 May 2012 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [46] ”D8059 and D8188 - Class 20 and D821 ‘Greyhound’ - Class 42 were off to the Swanage Diesel Gala from 11-13 May but didn’t make it.”
2012 D8188 11-13 May 2012 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [46] ”D8059 and D8188 - Class 20 and D821 ‘Greyhound’ - Class 42 were off to the Swanage Diesel Gala from 11-13 May but didn’t make it.”
2012 D821 Greyhound 11-13 May 2012 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [46] ”D8059 and D8188 - Class 20 and D821 ‘Greyhound’ - Class 42 were off to the Swanage Diesel Gala from 11-13 May but didn’t make it.”
2014 D8188 13-15 June 2014 North Norfolk Railway [25] D8188 suffered a mechanical problem with the engine and remained at Boden Rail Engineering, Washwood Heath for repairs.
2015 D1062 Western Courier 8-10 May 2015 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala [47] Due to significant repairs "D1062 Western Courier will not attend both the Swanage Diesel Gala and the Didcot events in 2015"
2017 50035 Ark Royal 31 March - 2 April 2017 Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala 50035 suffered a brake fault and so was unable to travel with sister 50049

See also

References

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  47. | WLA Forum 28 January 2015