June 2009

502 in the News

Posted by Robert Hampton on 27th June 2009 at 3:01 pm

Our chairman, Duncan Reed, will be discussing the 502 on BBC Radio Cumbria on Monday morning between 8.30 and 9.00. Listen live online or catch up after the event on the BBC iPlayer (available for 7 days after broadcast).

The 502 will also be featured in the August issues of The Railway Magazine and Railways Illustrated. Both magazines are due to arrive at newsagents this week.

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Welcome Westmorland Gazette Readers!

Posted by Robert Hampton on 24th June 2009 at 8:02 pm

The 502 is in the news thanks to the Westmorland Gazette, which has run an article about the unit online and in the newspaper.

If you have ventured onto this site wanting to know more about the 502, please see our history page which provides the story so far.

If you want to see the unit up close, the only way to do so at the moment is to become a member and attend one of our members’ days — the next one is on July 4th.

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502 Members’ Day

Posted by Robert Hampton on 18th June 2009 at 7:57 pm

Now that the 502 has safely arrived at Tebay, a members’ day has been arranged, where those who have joined the group will be able to inspect the unit up close after many years stored out of view.

The event is to take place on 4th July 2009 from 10am. Only fully paid-up members of the Friends of the 502 Group will be admitted; existing members should have received an e-mail containing more information. If you would like to see the unit, please see our membership page for information on joining the group.

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The Move in Pictures

Posted by Robert Hampton on 4th June 2009 at 8:10 pm

The 502 has been moved from MoD Kineton to its new home in Tebay, Cumbria. The move took place in two separate stages: the trailer car arrived on Thursday 28 May, with the motor coach following it on Friday 29 May.

The pictures below, taken by the group’s Neil Squires, show the unit en route and upon arrival at Tebay on Friday. Click on the small picture to enlarge.

As can be seen from the pictures above, the unit is in need of considerable work to get it to a presentable condition. Your support is needed to ensure that this can happen. See our membership pages to find out how you can help us.

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