7820 Dinmore Manor - The Blog

This blog will follow the heavy overhaul of 7820 through to its return to steam. The chassis is being overhauled at Tyseley Locomotive Works whilst the boiler is being overhauled at Ian Riley's workshops.
We are working hard every weekend to bring together the hundreds of small pieces that require refurbishing to get the loco back into working order. Follow us to keep up todate with the weekly progress and who knows if you like the look of what you see you may even be tempted to join us and help put 7820 back in action.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Saturday, 19th April 2014 'Return to Steam Special'

      7820 trundles light engine through Toddington Station en route 
 to the loco yard having stabled the stock of an afternoon
 service train

                                  Just after 6.00 pm 7820 returns to haul the Dinmore Manor
                                                            Return to Steam Special

   Approximately 130 Shareholders and Contractors joined the
    Special for a pleasant trip in evening sunshine much enjoyed
 by all who took part

Monday 7 April 2014

Caption Correction

Apologies to Driver Andrew Beale for incorrectly calling him Ian Beale - driving a Manor is infinitely preferable to running a cafe in Eastenders!

Saturday 5th April 2014 - Gloucester / Warwickshire Railway


               Leaving Winchcombe on the 10.00 am service from Toddington to Cheltenham Race          Course, 7820 climbs to Greet Tunnel on her first public revenue earning trip

                  Driver Ian Beale keeps a watchful eye as he eases 7820 towards the tunnel.
 Note the tea can - proper job!
Steam billows from the roof as 7820 makes steady progress through the tunnel

                          Although not a race day, this Black Beauty runs round at Cheltenham
                                            - so we have reached the end of the beginning!