Although no internal restoration work has been undertaken on 50029, a significant amount of work had been undertaken to make Renown look presentable to visitors to Peak Rail. Still looking pristine having made her debut at the diesel gala a little earlier in the year, Renown is seen stabled on 16th September 2007.
Tags: 2007, 50029, Peak Rail, renown, renown and repulse, Rowsley, September
50029 has only been at Peak Rail for a matter of hours in this shot taken on 5th October 2002 by RRRG member Steve Townend.
Tags: 2002, 50029, Peak Rail, renown
The first task faced by the group was to arrange the transport of both 50029 Renown and 50030 Repulse from Blaenavon to Rowsley. This was not a simple or cheap undertaking, involving moving two large diesel locomotives from a base up a mountain in South Wales, to a base in the middle of the Peak District. Also a condition of the purchase of the locomotives was that they were removed from site within approximately a month of purchase, although fortunately this was relaxed by the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, which we were very grateful for. Even so the move was still organised in a fairly short time frame and hit our fledgling bank account hard! Renown is seen here pausing on the slip road of Junction 14 of the M1 awaiting a police escort. She waited here for a few hours as the police were over-stretched that day, with a multiple accident further north on the M1, a major fire in Nottingham, and also a concert on in one of Nottingham's Parks to contend with.
Tags: 2002, 50029, Blaenavon, moving, October, Pontypool, renown
Whilst the bodywork was being undertaken on Renown earlier in the year she had been stabled closer to the group's container. However following her unveiling at the diesel gala, the group's focus shifted back to internal work on 50030, as such Renown was repositioned in her more normal location behind Repulse.
Tags: 2007, 50029, 50030, Peak Rail, renown, Rowsley, September
The weekend of 10th and 11th April 2010 saw both 50029 and 50030 subjected to thorough valets. Each loco was thoroughly scrubbed and rinsed taking a day apiece to ready them for display at the forthcoming Peak Rail diesel gala event. Both cleaned up very well considering washing our charges has been completely neglected since painting. It is now more regularly scheduled! 50029 is seen standing in front of the newly commissioned turntable with 37152 in the background on the 8th May 2010.
Tags: 2010, 50029, May, may-2010, Peak Rail, renown, Rowsley
50029 on the 8th May with the turntable behind.
Tags: 2010, diesel gala, May, may-2010, Peak Rail, renown, Rowsley