fbb's Christmas Arrangements
What with Covid19, Brexit, the USA Presidential Election, Sister's funeral to organise and lead inc travel to/from Isle of Wight, family visiting sunny Seaton at Christmas (and after), little boxes of cakes, sarnies and other goodies to assemble and deliver to our Sunday's Best congregation, multiple complaints from Mr Tubbles to deal with, AND a recalcitrant incisor to excise (ooh nasty) - mini Blogs only** will be published from Tuesday 22nd December to Thursday 31st December inclusive. Oh, yes, fbb nearly forgot. The internet at Seaton keeps "dropping out" at unpredictable times adding to technological frustration and delaying the process of blogging!
** unless some really dramatic transport news is announced, like a new easy to understand fares system for the railways, a series of printed timetable leaflets in Sheffield or a usable web site from Arriva.
In August 2017, LSL was granted an operating licence by the Office of Rail & Road allowing it to operate mainline trains in the United Kingdom. Based at Crewe Diesel TMD, it is owned by Jeremy Hosking, It operated its first tour from Crewe to Kingussie in March 2018.
It built up a fleet of Class 08s, 37s and 47s, mainly acquired from Direct Rail Services. In December 2017, it purchased two Class 55s: D9000 and D9016. The former is being restored at LSL's Crewe depot, whilst the latter has been cosmetically restored and transferred to the company's One: to One Collection facility in Margate.
In August 2018, preserved Class 40 D213 Andania joined LSL on a three-year lease. In 2020, a Class 86, Class 87, two Class 90s and an InterCity 125 set were purchased.
What has excited the ferroequinological enthusiast community is that the "InterCity 125" a k a High Speed Train, has been outshopped in Midland Pullman livery.
How's YOUR Collection Going?
And A Puzzle Answer
Next Variety blog : Sunday 13th December
fbb's Alphabetical Advent Calendar