As we fast approach 2022, we look ahead to what we expect from a better year than the last two. We hope to attend the bigger fundraisers such as the DRS Charity Open Day, Warley NEC Exhibiton, Chasewater Running Days and other Heritage lines. We also will have news toward the end of the year or early next year regarding those long-not-forgotten MGR wagons still lurking around in yards.... Hook and tease much? We have our Hornby MGR triple pack still up for sale, you can get y
I took the stall to two shows, one at Crewe (where we made approximately £47) and to the Chasewater (where we made approximately £200) It was nice to see families and friends back together enjoying the railways after such a hard time over the last 18 months.
Clayton Engineering and Beacon Rail have come together to bring the UK in to the 21st century of shunting, with their customer GB Railfreight waiting in the wings to put them in to yards across the UK. The NWPG is part of that, in as much as Clayton are testing the air braking systems and brake force with our MGR wagons. Testing continues at the Chasewater. Our thanks go to Owen for his hard work with Clayton and the Chasewater
Keiran has acquired another wagon! This OBA wagon, 110443, was built in 1977 at Ashford works. Kieran Fallows, Project: Railfreight Manager at the NWPG, said: “It’s fantastic to have secured this wagon and at the same time help raise money for such a vital charity. “Wagons such as the OBA are an important part of our railway heritage. Typically wagons have a shorter lifespan than locomotives and passenger stock and are often scrapped en-masse. The NWPG are looking to turn thi