Recently, a number of volunteers at the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway at Midsomer Norton helped load up shunting locomotive D1120, which is leaving the railway for a few months whilst it has vacuum brakes fitted and small repairs completed.
The work is costing several thousand pounds, but has been funded by one of the railways members.
When the locomotive does return to the railway, likely to be early 2021, the locomotive will be able to operate passenger trains.
You can see a short video of the locomotive leaving Midsomer Norton below:
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Yesterday saw one of our oldest residents BR D1120 leaving the railway yesterday to be vacuum fitted. This will allow her to be able to pull passenger service in the near future. If you visited us last weekend and enjoyed the buffet on the dock road then please head to the link below as we are still receiving your generous donations towards the restoration. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sdrht-refurbishthermb
The railway has two other appeals available for you to donate towards, one appeal aims to raise the money to overhaul two mineral wagons, and the other is raising money to refurbish the railways RMB coach. You can use the links below for information and to donate:
- Mineral wagon appeal. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sdrht-bringinghomethegoods
- RMB Refurbishment appeal. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sdrht-refurbishthermb
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