Wednesday 16 June 2021

27001 on the last turn of the day, Bo'ness, 30th May 2021

The first operating weekend for the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway since 2019, and similarly the first diesel turn. 27001 had a main generator repair at Sulzer in Larbert, which has now been refitted to the locomotive, and this was its first passenger turn.

27001 was new as D5347 on 30th June 1961, entering traffic at 62A Thornton Junction, but only for a short period before transfer to Eastfield on 29th July that year. Withdrawn at 26 years old, on 8th July 1987, and has subsequently spent almost 34 years in preservation, at Brechin and now Bo'ness.

The first two pictures are at Snab, when working to Manuel.

The second pair of pictures are at Corbiehall, when returning to Bo'ness.