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Peckett Diesel 5014 at Aberthaw Power Station

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by kscanes, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. kscanes

    kscanes Part of the furniture

    Jan 1, 2008
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    I received the following which might benefit from wider circulation. It would be nice to see the loco preserved:

    "I suspect you have heard that Aberthaw Power Station is planned to close in the near future. Earlier this year my wife and I made contact with RWE to view the Peckett Locomotive and during the visit we explained the historical importance of this locomotive. I have been contacted by RWE to ask if I know of any preservation groups that would like to acquire the locomotive. The Peckett has been plinthed on a short piece of track for a long time - but in 2006 received a cosmetic repaint/refurbish and so is in relatively sound condition - having said that it hasn't moved or been started for a long time. When we saw it, it looked complete.

    I would love to put this on my front lawn - but suspect the neighbours would be a bit miffed!

    So, if you or anyone you know has a firm interest to preserve this locomotive, please could you contact me at first instance. Please feel free to pass this note to others,

    kind regards Keith
    (keithstephengale at gmail.com)"
  2. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2007
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    South Wales

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