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Updates for March 2021

As briefly mentioned elsewhere on the website, my wife and best friend of 40 years went to be with the Lord in mid-December. With thanks to everyone for their condolence messages, they are appreciated.

This journey continues to be a roller coaster ride as the grieving process manifests itself. One common thread in all of the advice given is that staying busy is a good means of working through all of this. So hopefully the research and updates to the website will continue and assist with the healing process.

Continued thanks to everyone who provide information, images and corrections for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
5269 / 25119 notes & photograph added
Class 25s and the Tunstead / Northwich ICI limestone services, photographs added
5119 / 24119 notes & photograph added
5112 / 24112 photograph added
5007 / 24007 notes & photograph added

Updates for February 2021

Continued thanks to everyone who provide information, images and corrections for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
7674 / 25324 notes & photographs added
5283 / 25133 notes & photographs added
7632 / 25282 notes & photographs added
7628 / 25278 photograph added
7608 / 25258 notes & photograph added
7592 / 25242 photograph added
7548 / 25198 photograph added
7534 / 25184 photograph added
7505 / 25155 notes & photograph added
5103 / 24103 photograph added
7630 / 25280 photograph added
Swiss Federal Railways Bm 4/4 II photograph added
Swiss Federal Railways Bmb 6/6 Class photograph added
7585 / 25235 photograph added
Damaged Class 24s: two photographs added


'Sulzer Power, North Wales and Cambrian Coast Lines' covers a wide range of workings by Classes 24/25//27/33/44-47 including passenger/freight/special working etc from the early 1960's through to the present day. 100% of the money raised will go to the CFPS to help maintain their fleet of three locomotives during a time when every penny raised will be most welcome.

This publication is 112 pages hardback measuring 245x190mm in landscape format containing almost 150 previously unpublished images. The print run is being limited to just 500 copies.

Priced at GBP19.95 plus GBP3.05 p&p, this publication is available from the CFPS by going to their website, www.cfps.co.uk and going to the 'sales'section'.

Reviewer's notes: the book is a pleasant surprise, covering what might appear to be a previously well worn & well documented subject matter (North Wales & its branches, and the Cambrian), but here is a well seasoned mix of B&W / Colour photographs of eight classes of locomotives in all weathers and on all sorts of workings. Although space for the photo captions is limited, the information goes beyond the basics to provide the reader with unique details about the location/locomotive/working. The reproduction and layout is good. Definately a great book to complement others from Ty Mawr Publications. Recommended.


Updates for January 2021

Continued thanks to everyone who provide information, images and corrections for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
5094 / 24094 photograph and a few notes added
5053 / 24053 photograph added
5083 / 24083 photograph added
7594 / 25244 photograph and a few notes added
7616 / 25266 photograph and a few notes added
7606 / 25256 photograph and a few notes added
7600 / 25250 photograph and a few notes added
Class 33: 1980 - 1989 photograph and a few notes added
7590 / 25240 photograph and a few notes added
7560 / 25210 photograph added
7561 / 25211 photograph added
5181 / 25031 photograph added
5103 / 24103 photograph added
7580 / 25230 photograph added
7545 / 25195 notes and photograph added
7538 / 25188 photograph added
7507 / 25157 photograph added

Updates for December 2020

The website has been undergoing some changes recently:
1/ Thumbnails are being removed, replaced mostly by images of 700 pixel width - this is a big, time consuming project.
2/ As a result of the above some full size images are being removed.
3/ Some pages will also be removed, though their content and images will generally be merged into other pages.
4/ Continued thanks to everyone who provide information and images for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
Brazil: Notes & images added about route utilised by the three AW railcars (Santos - Sao Paulo)
7504 / 25154 photograph added
5250 / 25100 notes and photograph added
7526 / 25176 photograph added
5210 / 25060 photograph added
Cuzco roundhouse view added partially showing one of the Mitsubishi/Sulzers


Updates for November 2020

The website has been undergoing some changes recently:
1/ Thumbnails are being removed, replaced mostly by images of 700 pixel width - this is a big, time consuming project.
2/ As a result of the above some full size images are being removed.
3/ Some pages will also be removed, though their content and images will generally be merged into other pages.
4/ Continued thanks to everyone who provide information and images for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
5239 / 25089 notes and photograph added
5138 two photographs added
7617 / 25267 notes and one photograph added
5145 / 24145 notes and one photograph added
5114 notes and one photograph added
One picture added to the snowy days 33 page 1960 - 1969.

Updates for October 2020

The website has been undergoing some changes recently:
1/ Thumbnails are being removed, replaced mostly by images of 700 pixel width - this is a big, time consuming project.
2/ As a result of the above some full size images are being removed.
3/ Some pages will also be removed, though their content and images will generally be merged into other pages.
4/ Online archives are being utilised to document the era of the Class 25s in the West Country, this is a big project, the relevant Class 25 pages are being updated with the information, but its presentation is not yet in its final form.
5/ Continued thanks to everyone who provide information and images for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
Notes and pictures added to the Class 33 page 1959 - 1969.
5133 / 24133 one photograph added
5178 / 25028 one photograph added
5266 / 25116 one photograph added
Thornaby allocation, repair book information added Class 24/25/26 1961/62 (incomplete)
5155 / 25005 one photograph added
5112 / 24112 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5113 / 24113 repair book notes added for 1961/1962

Updates for September 2020

The website has been undergoing some changes recently:
1/ Thumbnails are being removed, replaced mostly by images of 700 pixel width - this is a big, time consuming project.
2/ As a result of the above some full size images are being removed.
3/ Some pages will also be removed, though their content and images will generally be merged into other pages.
4/ Online archives are being utilised to document the era of the Class 25s in the West Country, this is a big project, the relevant Class 25 pages are being updated with the information, but its presentation is not yet in its final form.
5/ Continued thanks to everyone who provide information and images for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
5175 / 25025 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5174 / 25024 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5173 / 25023 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5172 / 25022 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5171 / 25021 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
One image added of NSU60 and some minor text additions
5054 / 24054 one photograph added
5170 / 25020 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5169 / 25019 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5168 / 25018 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5058 / 24058 one small image added
One image added of diesel shunter 12000 at Derby Works 1962

There continue to be many minor additions made to multiple pages, mostly adding sightings and individual workings, but not of sufficient size to add everyone to the updates on this page.



Updates for August 2020

The website has been undergoing some changes recently:
1/ Thumbnails are being removed, replaced mostly by images of 700 pixel width - this is a big, time consuming project.
2/ As a result of the above some full size images are being removed.
3/ Some pages will also be removed, though their content and images will generally be merged into other pages.
4/ Online archives are being utilised to document the era of the Class 25s in the West Country, this is a big project, the relevant Class 25 pages are being updated with the information, but its presentation is not yet in its final form.
5/ Continued thanks to everyone who provide information and images for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
One image added of ENFE 846 at Oruro 1989
5167 / 25017 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5166 / 25016 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5165 / 25015 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5164 / 25014 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5198 / 25048 one picture added
Class 26/27 pages in the 1960s - one picture added
5163 / 25013 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5162 / 25012 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5161 / 25011 repair book notes added for 1961/1962

There continue to be many minor additions made to multiple pages, mostly adding sightings and individual workings, but not of sufficient size to add everyone to the updates on this page.



Updates for July 2020

The website has been undergoing some changes recently:
1/ Thumbnails are being removed, replaced mostly by images of 700 pixel width - this is a big, time consuming project.
2/ As a result of the above some full size images are being removed.
3/ Some pages will also be removed, though their content and images will generally be merged into other pages.
4/ Online archives are being utilised to document the era of the Class 25s in the West Country, this is a big project, the relevant Class 25 pages are being updated with the information, but its presentation is not yet in its final form.
5/ Continued thanks to everyone who provide information and images for use in the website - Thank You!!

Recent updates include:
5160 / 25010 repair book notes added for 1961/1962 and other minor updates
5159 / 25009 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5158 / 25008 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5155 / 25005 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5154 / 25004 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5153 / 25003 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5152 / 25002 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
5151 / 25001 repair book notes added for 1961/1962
Toton - Class 25 diagrams added for May 1977

There continue to be many minor additions made to multiple pages, mostly adding sightings and individual workings, but not of sufficient size to add everyone to the updates on this page.



Updates for June 2020

Recent updates include:
5108 / 24108 photograph added
5058 / 24058 photograph added
5129 / 24129 photograph added
5153 / 25003 photograph added
5184 / 25034 photograph added
Notes added for: 7573 / 25223 7575 / 25225 7624 / 25274 7675 / 25275 7676 / 25326 and 7588 / 25238

There continue to be many minor additions made to multiple pages, mostly adding sightings and individual workings, but not of sufficient size to add everyone to the updates on this page.



Updates for May 2020

Recent updates include:
5230 / 25080 photograph added
5057 / 24057 photograph added
7542 / 25192 photograph added
5134 / 24134 photograph added

There continue to be many minor additions made to multiple pages, mostly adding sightings and individual workings, but not of sufficient size to add everyone to the updates on this page.



Updates for April 2020

Recent updates include:
7666 / 25316 photograph added
7541 / 25191 photograph added
7600 / 25250 photograph added

There continue to be many minor additions made to multiple pages, mostly adding sightings and individual workings, but not of sufficient size to add everyone to the updates on this page.



Updates for March 2020

Recent updates include:
5205 / 25055 photograph added
5220 / 25070 photograph added
5081 / 24081 photograph added
Outre Mer locomotives: a review of the development of these locomotives, many of which were Sulzer powered.
Class 26/27 1980s photograph added
7535 / 25185 photograph added
7546 / 25196 photograph added
5263 / 25113 photograph added

There continue to be many minor additions made to multiple pages, mostly adding sightings and individual workings, but not of sufficient size to add everyone to the updates on this page.


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