Rolling Stock Department
GWR 64xx No.6430
Picture: Owen Hayward
On loan from Llangollen Railway until September 2017, this ex-GWR locomotive is making its third visit to the EOR. It shall provide a necessary steam presence for most of the season.
BR Class 20 D8001
Picture: Katie Pickersgill
Class 20 D8001 is to stay with us for an initial period of 18 months with a possible extension.
The first 20 Type 1 Bo-Bo 1000 H.P. locomotives arrived at Devons Road engine shed in the East End of London at the end of the 1950's. In the heart of Bow it was a sprawling site and became the country’s first all-diesel depot in 1958.
We are delighted to welcome green liveried D8001 (20001) 'back home' (well almost within the sound of Bow Bells if the wind is blowing in the right direction). This loco has undergone extensive restoration and an engine overhaul over the past few years and we are very grateful to the Class 20 Locomotive Society for the loan of this iconic locomotive, celebrating it's 60th birthday in 2017.
BR Class 33 D6501
Picture: Andy Duncan
Following it's appearance at our Spring Diesel Gala we are also delighted that Class 33 D6501 (33002) is remaining with us for a little while longer, courtesy of South Devon Diesel Traction.
Built by Birmingham Railway and Carriage Works, this sulzer engined locomotive was built in 1960, and has been restored to original British Railways green livery.