Daily Archives: October 22, 2009

Update 207. 1501 is removed from SVR Engine House & 7714 moved in

D8188 towed 7714 from Bridgnorth to Highley today. The loco last ran during August, I believe, and was taken out of service during September – requiring boiler repairs.

On arrival at Highley, D8188 was uncoupled and headed for the Engine House to remove 1501. It only took about 40 minutes to slowly move 1501 onto the main running line & then couple up to 7714 and propel it into the Engine House. Everything seemed to go very smoothly.

1501 will now be towed to Bridgnorth for what will hopefully be a reasonably quick overhaul & return to traffic.

Link to photos

First photo of 1501 “outside” since arriving at the Engine House.