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Renown Repulse Restoration diary

A blog of factual reports and personal thoughts on the ongoing restoration of ex-British Rail diesel locomotives 50029 Renown and 50030 Repulse at Peak Rail in Derbyshire, UK.

All quiet on the western front?

No, RRRG has not dissolved and ceased to exist!  Yes, things have been a bit quiet regarding posts here.  The main reason is that we are working frantically behind the scenes on a brand new website which will eventually supplant this Wordpress site as our window to the world.  Much effort is being devoted to this; in fact so much that we haven't had much time to update things here.  A number of RRRG Committee members attended a meeting at Peak Rail on October 14th where we decided on various strategies for the future of the project and the way ahead.  The fruits of this will become apparent in due course.  I can also report a successful sales operation during the recent diesel gala season where thanks to a number of railways kindly inviting us we made some good money.  I can also confirm that RRRG members will receive the next issue of the Group newsletter in early December.

So, yes, from the outside it looks very quiet in RRRG land.  But there's a lot going on behind the scenes and in the words of Shaw Taylor: "Keep 'em peeled!" - there will be some exciting announcements in the near future.

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Guest - Mark Tinker on Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:54

To all RRRG members and shareholders

HAPPY ANIVERSARY!

It has not escaped my notice that is exactly 10 years today (yes it really is 10 years) since the very first RRRG work party - the actual date being Sunday 3rd November 2002. I vividly remember arriving at Rowsley that day along with around 30 other members and seeing the 50's in a very sorry state. By contrast what a wonderful sight they both now look.

Although I have not attended a work party for a while I still keep an interest in happenings with the restoration and note there are some familiar faces still attending on a regular basis. Keep up the good work! Trusting that one day at least one of these fine locos will roar back into life and pound the metals of Peak Rail.

Here’s to the next 10 years. Hopefully 50030 will be running long before November 2022!

Very best wishes to you all.

Mark (Tinker).

Former member (No 49) and RRRG shareholder.

To all RRRG members and shareholders HAPPY ANIVERSARY! It has not escaped my notice that is exactly 10 years today (yes it really is 10 years) since the very first RRRG work party - the actual date being Sunday 3rd November 2002. I vividly remember arriving at Rowsley that day along with around 30 other members and seeing the 50's in a very sorry state. By contrast what a wonderful sight they both now look. Although I have not attended a work party for a while I still keep an interest in happenings with the restoration and note there are some familiar faces still attending on a regular basis. Keep up the good work! Trusting that one day at least one of these fine locos will roar back into life and pound the metals of Peak Rail. Here’s to the next 10 years. Hopefully 50030 will be running long before November 2022! Very best wishes to you all. Mark (Tinker). Former member (No 49) and RRRG shareholder.
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