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Electric Railway Museum to Close.

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by D6332found, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Luke McMahon

    Luke McMahon New Member

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    And so it begins...........

    The ERM clearout has got underway. Seen on their fbook page today that the 506 cab has left for its new home with the south wales cab group.
     
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    richards Part of the furniture

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    From one "collecting" site to another.
     
  3. Luke McMahon

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    Temporarily yes,

    The plan is for I to go to the south wales cab group for the time being. Then when they're ready the woodhead railway heritage group have plans to display it at either guide bridge or dinting. The south Wales cab group are planning to reglaze the cab & make it watertight & weatherproof again.
     
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    Guide Bridge didn’t impress me as a potential memorial site when I last went through, while Dinting doesn’t exactly have a spotless record for preservation success.

    I’ll stick with the previous view, sadly.


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  5. Luke McMahon

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    No I agree with the statement about dinting, it's not had the best success in the past & is still being considered as to whether the WRHG (aka woodhead railway heritage group) Will reopen it or not.

    Remember at guide bridge they've only got permission about 3 months or so back from northern to use the station buildings & develop it into a visitor attraction. So things will obviously take time, I respect & understand your viewpoint however I think they'll do well & give it a safe home. I'm not sure what condition the interior of the cab's in but maybe there's an option of restoring it?
     
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    Crewe Heritage Centre has offered a home for the APT Power Car and is currently raising funds by way of a crowd funding appeal to pay for the transport costs from the ERM to Crewe.
    This can be found at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/apt
    The intention is to restore it externally first of all then to open the vehicle for public access with the various panels removed and replaced with Perspex and descriptive displays to allow viewing of the internal components. The move will hopefully be early in 2018 and it will be appropriate that the Power Car returns to Crewe as 2018 marks the 30 anniversary of the APT arriving for preservation at Crewe Heritage Centre. The Centre is planning a major celebration at the beginning of August 2018 for both the APT and also the Class 47 D1842, which is also celebrating 30 years in preservation next year as the first of its class to be preserved. Over the winter period the Class 47 will have some work undertaken on the bodywork and a full repaint into original livery and this will be carried out in the former LNWR Heritage boiler shop which will be reverting to use as the Centre's own workshop following the departure of the former tenants at the end of January.
     
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    Christ that makes me feel old...!
     
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    You should worry - as I was driving home last night I had the radio on and Chic were in concert on Radio 2. They played their first release, and Nile Rodgers said it was released "forty years ago today".

    And I remember it so well...!

    Is it really 30 years since the first 47 went into preservation...? Eek.
     
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    Apparently the mass exodus should be starting soon according to andy rowlands who's involved at the ERM.

    The headshunt is currently being ripped up, also hastings coach & the apt power car are leaving before xmas to allow the big low loaders to get on site & start shifting stuff to enable them to have a chance of being cleared off the site by the end of march.
     

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