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Growler Group AGM – Sunday 8th April

The Group’s AGM will be held on Sunday 8th April in the meeting room at the rear of the Flag and Whistle cafe at Toddington Station (known as ‘The Boardroom’), commencing at 11:00.

All members are welcome and indeed encouraged to attend. It is your Group and it’s a great opportunity to meet the committee, ask questions and find out what is happening.

This is the re-arranged AGM postponed from 2nd March.

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D6948 and 37215 to work GWR services together on Saturday 28th October

Both D6948 and 37215 will be out working the GWR’s Green Timetable diesel hauled diagram on Saturday 28th October comprising the 1110, 1330, and 1555 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse, and the 1205, 1425 and 1640 return from Cheltenham.

The locos will operate in top and tail formation throughout the day in order to keep things nice and warm using the steam heat boiler in D6948.

So if you fancy a steamy day out in the Cotswolds and a sight like this, please come along and support the Group by riding on the trains!

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D6948 reaches a major milestone! Power unit started.

After 5 long years, a lot of blood, sweat and tears and not a little cash, D6948 sprang back into life at 10:20 this morning following its partial engine rebuild and general refurbishment. The loco was run up for approximately an hour and 20 minutes testing air systems, brakes and control air/engine rev response and a snagging list produced….Still plenty to do with much testing of electrical systems and hopefully resolution of what will turn out to be minor faults on both air leaks and electrics. But the main thing was that the power unit ran very well indeed and very smoothly – and beyond our expectations.

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