The latest issue of the RRRG members' newsletter is now available to view on the website! However you have to be a current, paid up member of RRRG in order to view it. If you would like to join and catch up on all the latest news regarding the project, please read about our range of membership benefits and options. All users of our website are welcome to view the previous issue of the newsletter and all back issues.
We've also been doing a bit of website housekeeping. Once you are a registered user of the site and logged in, you will now find a special Subs Renewals menu under the User Area menu. With this you can easily join RRRG for the first time or renew your membership if it has expired. As 50030 approaches the completion of its restoration, we appreciate your membership and support of RRRG.
It has come to our attention that a popular railway enthusiast periodical has recently published a rumour that 50029 is to be sold for parts to a main line operator of the type. We wish to categorically state that this rumour is not true. Whilst most of our restoration efforts are concentrated on 50030, we are not neglecting 50029 and it is still our intention to restore both locomotives in the fullness of time. We have not been approached and we have not approached any other parties regarding the sale of either of our main assets.
Many times we are asked "When will 50030 be ready?" to which our answer is "We aim to have Repulse ready for 2017 and if enough people want the locomotive to run by that date, it will happen, but if not it will take a little bit longer." We are not short of money and we also have (or know how to obtain) practically all the parts that are required to complete both 50029 and 50030. However we would welcome additional volunteers to work on the locomotives at Peak Rail as this will undoubtedly aid us in achieving our 2017 target. We intend to hold an "open day" later in 2015 to allow interested parties to meet our team and inspect progress. We hope that this will encourage more people to volunteer with us, regardless of your skillset. Working parties are currently being held most weekends and the latest news and progress will be posted on our website. Further details of the open day will be announced nearer the time.
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