Welcome to the revised format homepage of the BDP. From now on the latest updates, news, etc will appear here and then will migrate to the relevant part of the site to be replaced by the next new item.
Returning visitors will know all about us and our aims, new visitors may like to browse the site starting with the 'About us' link to the left.
A couple of pages on the (original) locos have been added, see the link 'Baby Deltics' to the left. Your comments are welcome.
After a rest period (predominently to allow our detractors to start suggesting that work 'has stalled') the first major section of bodyside has been removed from the loco. Whilst the similarities between Classes 37 and 23 are visually obvious the arrangement of the superstructure is quite different. In fact there is only one upright bodyside member which is in the same place on the two types.
This, and the fact that much of the bodyside panels are extensively corroded means that wholesale replacement is the only realistic option. The latest two photos below show the beginning and end of the removal of the first section. The radiator shutters in the second picture have been placed there temporarily for effect only.
Barrow Hill Live is taking place over the weekend of 27/28 September, why not come and tell us how well we're doing?