Diesel days on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway

THE Swindon & Cricklade Railway ran diesel services on Sundays in February. 

On the 10th, haulage was provided by ex-BR Departmental 0-6-0DE Ruston & Hornsby No. PWM651, making a special appearance in its 60th year. 

It is seen at Taw Valley Halt carting a headboard commemorating well-known and active diesel enthusiast Andrew ‘Brillo’ Wilson, who passed away in January.

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The following weekend, Class 09 No. D3668 was used, also marking its 60th anniversary. The last of the winter diesel Sundays is March 10. Picture: STEVE WIDDOWSON

Read more News and Features in the March 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now!


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Nigel Devereux

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