WESTERN LOCOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION
OTHER PRESERVED WESTERNS
OTHER PRESERVED WESTERNS
As well as seven Westerns, there are more than 250 former British Railways diesel locomotives preserved in Great Britain.
Details and links here for the other groups who own and operate Westerns and other diesel hydraulic locomotives.
Also for the Fifty Fund, based on the SVR, and two groups who own diesel electrics with a connection to the SVR.
Diesel Traction Group
Have four locomotives based on the SVR, three diesel hydraulics and one diesel electric (the Class 17)
D821 GREYHOUND - Class 42 Warship
D1015 WESTERN CHAMPION - Class 52 Western
D7029 - Class 35 Hymek
D8568 - Class 17 Clayton
Photo: D1015 Western Champion in Kidderminster TMD nearing completion of a repaint into BR blue. (Jacky Duncan)
The Diesel & Electric Preservation Group
- have eight locomotives based on the West Somerset Railway, five of which are diesel hydraulics and three diesel electrics.
D1010 WESTERN CAMPAIGNER - Class 52 Western
D1661 NORTH STAR - class 47
D6566 and D6575 - Class 33
D7017 and D7018 - Class 35 Hymek
D9518 and D9526 - Class 14 "Teddy Bears"
Photo: D1010 WESTERN CAMPAIGNER at Stogumber on 23rd July 2017. (Mark Ireland)
EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY DIESEL GROUP
There are no less than twenty one ex British Railways main line diesel locomotives based on the East Lancashire Railway, including five diesel hydraulics.
D832 ONSLAUGHT Class 43 Warship
D1041 WESTERN PRINCE - Class 52 Western
D7076 - Class 35 Hymek
D9502 and D9531 - Class 14 "Teddy Bears"
The diesel electrics cover a wide range including two
unique, last of class survivors, the Metropolitan Vickers Class 28 Co-Bo and the British Thompson-Houston Class 15.
Photo: D1041 on shed at Castlecroft, June 1996 (Nigel Caldicott)
MIDLAND RAILWAY DIESEL GROUP
D1048 WESTERN LADY is preserved at the Midland Railway Butterley in the care of the Midland Railway Diesel Group who together with a more than twenty main line diesel electric locomotives.
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
D1023 WESTERN FUSILIER is preserved at the National Railway Museum in York
The Fifty Fund
Now have no less than six Class 50's based on the SVR including two which regularly work on Network Rail.
50007 - HERCULES
50031 - HOOD
50033 - GLORIOUS
50035 - ARK ROYAL
50044 - EXETER
50049 - DEFIANCE
Photo: 50035 crossing Oldbury Viaduct with a service for Kidderminster.
14th September 2016. (Ian Murray)
CLASS FORTY PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Based on the East Lancashire Railway the CFPS own three English Electric class 40 diesel electric locomotives, one of each headcode variant.
40106 ATLANTIC CONVEYOR - based on the SVR
40135 - at Bury on the ELR
40145 - main line registered and currently at LSL Crewe
Photo: 40106 running under the signal gantry at Kidderminster SVR
DELTIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Based at Barrow Hill the DPS owns three English Electric class 55 "Deltic" diesel electric locomotives which regularly work on Network Rail. There is usually one of the DPS locos at SVR Diesel Galas.
D9009 - ALYCIDON
D9015 - TULYAR
55019 (D9019) - ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER
Photo: 55019 at Didcot Railway Centre by Jim