D7541 “The Diana” arrives at the SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY
|D7541 “The Diana” arrives by road||Photo © M. Mitchelmore 2011|
South Devon Diesel Traction has sold its class "20" 20 118 “Saltburn by Sea” to HNRC Ltd and it is presently on the North Norfolk Railway for their diesel gala.
The reason for the sale is that a double cab locomotive is more suitable for the SDR and when D7541 became available it was too good an offer to let pass.
Peter Burrow of SDDT has said “While sad to see 20118 leave our fleet, we feel it is going to a good home and wish its new owners all the best for the future.”
As a point of interest, and with the Cambrian gala over Easter 2011, D7541 or 25191 as it was then, was the last 25 in normal BR service to work over the Cambrian route back in 1987.