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Diesel Gala Guest Locomotives

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The Cromptons are coming!

33012 British Railways BO-BO Class 33 “Lt Jenny Lewis RN” and 33202 British Railways BO-BO Class 33 “Dennis.G.Robinson”

We are very excited to announce the first two visiting locomotives for the Diesel Gala in June, taking place over the weekend of 10th to 12th, featuring a whole collection of Diesel Traction.

The British Rail Class 33 Locomotive was ordered in 1957 and built between 1960 and 1962 by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. A total of ninety-eight were constructed. The locomotive was also known as the BRCW Type 3 and was built exclusively for the Southern region. They quickly picked up the nickname “Cromptons” because of the Crompton Parkinson electrical equipment installed in them.

33012 British Railways BO-BO Class 33 “Lt Jenny Lewis RN”

33012 underwent a successful mainline test run on May 5th 2011 and has been based at the Swanage Railway since then. It was re-named ‘Lt Jenny Lewis’ in June 2014.

Prior to the Diesel Gala weekend, 33012 will arrive via the mainline, and join the KWVR at Keighley!

Courtesy of 71A Locomotive Group

33202 British Railways BO-BO Class 33 “Dennis.G.Robinson”

33202 was originally added as D6578 to British Railways stock in Feb 1962 at its first depot, 73C Hither Green. Renumbering took place in December 1973.

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