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58023 Restarted

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Captain Fantastic, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Captain Fantastic

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    Hello there

    58023 has been restarted at the Battlefield line this week bringing the first working 58 in this country since 2004?? nearer,There is a short clip to view on youtube if you fancy just put in 58023, good news Well done to all
     
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    simon Part of the furniture

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    Video here

     
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    The Green Howards Part of the furniture Friend

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    There's something about watching an old diesel wake from its slumbers that gives me a warm fuzzy glow inside :)
     
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    year of manufacture? How much work was needed on the prime mover before startup? That's good for any old locomotive to wake up again! What is her HP?
     
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    The Saggin' Dragon Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Introduced 1983
    3300HP

    Not sure of what they had to do to get her running again but I think there was a major strip-down involved as the loco stood outside for many years.
     
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    I understand its the first time it has been started since 1999. Info from wnxx.
     
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    simon Part of the furniture

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    More detail here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_58

    They were some of the last locomotives built by British Rail. Some are still operating overseas as they were sent to France and Spain to use on the building of high speed lines over there; but most were withdrawn in the UK over 10 years ago and have sat around doing nothing.
     
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    I think that the ones in France and Spain have been stored for a while too?
     
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    You may be right, I'm not sure what the situation is.
     
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    Few years ago now, is it running yet?
     
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    It's been moved to Leicester along with 58016 for further engine work on contract basis but it's being done as time allows so it's a slow slog
     
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    No it hasn't .
     
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    Oh thought it was, my bad, I assume it's still at shack then
     
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    There was a photo of it today on the Preserved Diesels Facebook at Shack looking rather good after a repaint into mainline blue
     

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