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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 47 - Autumn 1982
News in Brief
Lord Wenlock, an 0-6-0DM, formerly BR Class 04, D2298, has been purchased from the Derwent Valley Railway by Mike Goodwin and approved for store at Quainton. It arrived in the down yard on 22nd October.
Bob Smith and his lads have made a tidy PW yard at the Aylesbury end of the up yard past the VAMES site and the PW trollies are now berthed there.
Either Mike Rolley's or the Society's Wickham rail cars will be running at Easter in the up yard.
Work continues on the Gresley BSK, wiring and seat upholstery being the jobs to complete, hopefully for next Easter.
The concrete foundations for the ex-Hartington signal box have been cast at the approved site in the down yard, opposite to the present temporary position of the box. An article and pictures will appear in the next 'News'.
The LNWR full brake has continued in use on the 'passenger service', because the GNR third brake, although turned, needs a considerable amount of work before it can be used as a brake vehicle. The LNWR will have attention itself this Winter and be used for one or two seasons more.
The station gardens had a superb show of dahlias and petunias again this year and the colourful display is appreciated by many visitors.
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