By the 18th October eight of the overhauled cylinder heads had been refitted to the ex 50008 power unit, five of which are seen in this view.
Tags: 2009 summary, 50008 power unit, 50030
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
Following external restoration 50030 is seen on display in the yard at Rowsley during the 2005 Peak Rail diesel gala, on the afternoon of 5th April 2005.
Tags: 2005, 50030, April, diesel gala, Peak Rail, renown and repulse, repulse, Rowsley
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