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Sulzer Bo-Bo Type-2 that lasted on the mainline network until 1987.20 are in preservation from a total of 327 built.
A glimpse inside the Torbay & Dartmouth Railway running shed at Paignton.D7535 'Mercury' sits with GWR King-Class 6023 'King Edward II' which has recently arrived here (June-18) for some running experience.Since it was restored at Didcot in 2011 its projected return to the mainline hasn't happened and it will now see out its current boiler-certificate on heritage railways instead.
..18 july 2018..
This loco was withdrawn in 1987 after only running in BR service for just 18 years.It ended its career then numbered as 25278.Now 27 years later it continues to give reliable service now restored to original 2-tone green and numbered as D7628. Here it has just arrived at Pickering on the N-Yorkshire Moors Rly with the 15:40 from Grosmont.Note the superb re-instated overall roof here at this station.
..20 september 2014..
25191 or if you prefer D7541 seen in the state it arrived in recently from the NYM-Rly at Buckfastleigh on the Dart-Valley Railway. Largely ignored in Yorkshire a full program is in place to restore this engine here at Buckfastleigh.......... The Full Information can be found HEREthe owning groups website...
..25 june 2011..
Small Sulzer D7523 seen at Leigh Woods on the West Somerset Rly with a morning service from Minehead going to Bishops Lydeard.Regretfully in September 2011 this engine moved on to pastures new.Going to the Epping&Ongar Railway where, as an already fully working loco will be an extremly useful asset.
..14 june 2009..
The former D5200 by now numbered as 25050 is seen performing ECS work at Crewe.I managed an afternoon there whilst on a Training Coarse at Stone whilst working for BT.The lecturers had a strike so an afternoon trip to Crewe from Stafford for a few pictures seemed like a good idea! 25050 ended its days down south at Swindon-Works in 1983 during the massive cull of practically all the Class 25's.