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The Torbay and Dart Explorer RE-DATED

30/06/2017 21:44


Due to issues recently arising with the Class 50 locomotives this tour has unfortunately been re-dated to run Saturday 16th September 2017


The following statement has been released by the locomotive owners, The Class 50 Alliance:

"Following the test run of 50007 and 50049 to the West Somerset Railway, a number of issues were identified with both locomotives which would require rectification prior to any further Mainline work being undertaken. Unfortunately, what initially seemed to be fairly straightforward faults have proven to be far more deep rooted than first thought. Fund volunteers have carried out many hours of fault finding since the loco’s returned and although a number of faults have been identified and rectified, other faults have subsequently come to light. Some of these are potentially safety related and we are not prepared to allow our locomotives to work Charter trains in anything less than proper working order.
As a result, the decision has been taken to postpone the Torbay & Dart Explorer on July 8th and run it at a later date, now confirmed as September 16th. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and we offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this will cause".


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