CLASS 33 No. 33063 R.J. Mitchell

  • Restored Sharpness 03 at ‘extravaganza’

    Restored Sharpness 03 at ‘extravaganza’



    THE Vale of Berkeley Railway Trust’s Class 03 No. D2069 was displayed at the Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza on August 2-4.  Its appearance at South Cerney airfield, Cirecncester, followed completion of an extensive restoration in the engine shed at Sharpness Docks.  Peter Nicholson’s Wickham 8S-type 4165 No. 156W was also exhibited by the Vale of Berkeley…

  • Spa Valley special remembers ‘great friend’ Roy Bell MBE

    Spa Valley special remembers ‘great friend’ Roy Bell MBE



    THE Spa Valley Railway ran a special train on April 30 in memory of the late Roy Bell MBE, who was a great friend and supporter of the railway. He died in October 2018. Roy was the Southern Region’s last chief signalling engineer.  The four-coach ‘Roy Belle’, top-and-tailed by Class 31 No. 31430 Sister Dora and…

  • Spa Valley ‘Crompton’ replaces ‘Deltic’ at North Norfolk gala

    Spa Valley ‘Crompton’ replaces ‘Deltic’ at North Norfolk gala



    CLASS 33 No. 33063 R.J. Mitchell will visit the North Norfolk Railway’s June 14-16 mixed traction gala in place of Class 55 No. 55009 Alycidon, following its failure while working on the main line on March 3 (RM April, p98).  The ‘33’ appears courtesy of the South East Locomotive Group, and is making a rare appearance away…

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