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Welcome to the 
WESTERN LOCOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION

Owners and operators of 2 x CLASS 52 DIESEL HYDRAULIC LOCOMOTIVES on the 
Severn Valley Railway....... and at large.

THE OBBO'S BACK, AND OH, WHAT A RELIEF!

Earlier this year we announced the return of the SVR Observation Vehicle tour, the "OBBO" Tour - a very special day out with D1062 and a single observation coach. 23 lucky enthusiasts secured the limited places on a first come, first served basis. Such was demand that we also managed to secure and successfully run a Relief Tour the day before the main event! Here are some reminders of the days.........

On 10th April 2016, D1062 WESTERN COURIER was moved from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster entering the new Diesel Maintenance Depot for the first time.....................

Friday - 8th April 2016 

11/12/15 - AIR RECEIVER TESTING DAY - Pic. Darren S #1

11/12/15 - AIR RECEIVER TESTING DAY - Pic. Darren S #2

Lovely picture of D1054 WESTERN GOVERNOR as she was to be seen out and about in 1976. Courtesy of Chris Nuthall. Thanks Chris!

Remembrance Day - 8th November 2015

  • Remembrance Service
    Remembrance Service
  • The wreath is laid
    The wreath is laid
  • 62 takes the shunt over the inspection pit
    62 takes the shunt over the inspection pit
  • No.8 bearing before inspection
    No.8 bearing before inspection
  • No.7 Bearing for comparison.
    No.7 Bearing for comparison.
  • Compensation beam showing slight misalignment touching the bogie frame.
    Compensation beam showing slight misalignment touching the bogie frame.
  • Sunday's pit crew admiring their work!
    Sunday's pit crew admiring their work!
  • Our new Chair getting his hands dirty.....
    Our new Chair getting his hands dirty.....
  • No. 8 with the Labyrinth exposed.
    No. 8 with the Labyrinth exposed.
  • No.8 from the other side.
    No.8 from the other side.
  • On it's side! Lean right and all should come clear!
    On it's side! Lean right and all should come clear!
  • Replacing the injector nozzle on No. 13163
    Replacing the injector nozzle on No. 13163
  • Roger Fry completes the spare Pre-heater Control Panel.
    Roger Fry completes the spare Pre-heater Control Panel.
  • New Nozzle goes in!
    New Nozzle goes in!
Remembrance Service
Remembrance Service

Gallery #1

Gallery #2 - Inside Out

  • MD655 from D1062
    MD655 from D1062
MD655 from D1062
MD655 from D1062

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Through the years with D1013 and D1062.................

Photo - 1986 "OBBO" Photo Stop by Hugh Searle - Posted on the WESTERN LOCOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION Facebook page 20th July 2015.

Gallery #5 - Williton & the West Somerset Railway