Talk:BR Class 20 D8059

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I'm placing a call on the Batphone (as that should get a response from Robin!) for a bit more history on D8059 and D8188. I can't find much at all on the internet with regards to when they were preserved or their pre-SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history (if they had any). The owning group appears to have no online presence at all, so I suspect the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News and knowledgable people are the only available sources. --Danny252 (talk) 11:09, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Holy Choppers, Batman! I found a few bits and pieces by browsing around, although diesels don't get much coverage in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News at the best of times, let alone when the great flood was in progress. I'll keep an eye open for any other snippets.--Robin (talk) 18:07, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
I also put out a request on the Diesel group on Facebook, as if anyone is likely to know, it'll be the people who actually drive/repair the locos. Good thinking to actually check photo captions, I had completely ignored all photos. Quite the mysterious history pre-2000 for D8059... --Danny252 (talk) 08:52, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Not too mysterious; I'd forgotten to check one of my regular sources of information, UKLocos. It was a good bet to be a commercial user rather than a heritage operator - turned out to be EWSEnglish, Welsh & Scottish Railway, a rail freight company. --Robin (talk) 19:19, 1 September 2016 (UTC)