D5310

D5310 in the snow at Goods Junction early in 2010

Picture - Simon Searle

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HERITAGE DIESEL RUNNING DAY - 26th September 2016
 
To mark the 6th anniversary of her first public working on the Llangollen Railway, heritage diesel locomotive D5310 was in operation on Saturday 26th September.
D5310 is a Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon (BRCW) Sulzer Type 2 locomotive built at Smethwick in 1958 and entered traffic in January 1959. It was designed as a mixed traffic diesel-electric locomotive as part of British Railway's Modernisation Plan. The loco was renumbered as 26010 in BR days and withdrawn in December 1992. Following extensive restoration and repairs, the Class 26 arrived at Llangollen on September 9th 2009 and has proved to be a very reliable performer.  
D5310 was in operation alongside one of the railway's DMU fleet on the day and worked the 10:40, 13:00 and 15:10 departures from Llangollen.