Main Line Debut Success
For the first time since withdrawal from British Railways service back in 1967 76084 ventured onto the national network in early August 2016. The 4 trips of the North Norfolkman dining train from Cromer were a huge success.
76084 ebay sale
Our sale of OO gauge model railway locomotives and books on eBay to raise funds for 76084's upkeep has now been suspended for the festive season. Do come back and have a look in late December - you might find a bargain and also help keep 76084 running...
76084's Fully Main Line
The last hurdles to jump for main line 'degrogation' are a light engine test then a loaded test. 76084 was tested on the 19th and 20th September respectively. No better way to see how 76084 performed than to watch the videos...
Buxton Spa Express 1
76084 will be one of two locomotives hauling the Buxton Spa Express on Saturday 4 February 2017 starting at Manchester Victoria and running through Blackburn before heading off to Buxton. You need to be on this charter train......
Buxton Spa Express 2
76084 will be one of two locomotives hauling the Buxton Spa Express on Saturday 25 February 2017 starting at Preston and running through Wigan and Manchester before heading off to Buxton. You need to be on this charter train too......
Flying to Whiby
76084 will be one of two locomotives hauling the Whitby Flyer on Saturday 18 March 2017 starting at York and running through to Whitby after stretching her 'legs' on the East Coast main line. Great day out - seaside in Spring.....
76084 - North Norfolkman Dining Trains
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 saw 76084 make her first trips on the national network when she pulled the North Norfolkman dining train from Cromer to Sheringham and then on to Holt. These 2 videos give a flavour of the short but significant trips on Network Rail.
76084 - Light Engine Test Run
Monday, 19 September 2016 saw 76084 undergo her light engine test run from Sheringham to Carnforth. The total distance covered was 317 miles all of which were trouble-free. The Class 37 in the consist was insurance against failure but apart from the tow to Cromer and a shunting move at Chersterfield the 37 provided no other assistance.
76084 at Worstead Station
76084 at Peterborough
76084 approaching Dronfield Station
76084 at Audenshaw
76084 - Loaded Test Run
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 saw 76084 couple to a 7 coach train with the Class 37 at the rear again to undergo her loaded test run around the Carnforth - Blackburn - Carnforth loop. The total distance covered on this run was 90 miles again all of which were trouble-free the Class 37 providing no assistance even up Wilphsire Bank.
76084 at Wennington Station
76084 on Wilpshire Bank
76084 at Wilpshire Summit
76084 at Bamber Bridge
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 saw 76084 travel with her Support Coach to Grosmont and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The route taken was a long one of some 180 miles.
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