NEWS FROM SOUTH DEVON

 

 

The frames are now all cleaned and painted.     Work is now starting to progress as we move into the summer.

Frames in primer coat and ready for the topcoat.   Enjoying the Devon spring sunshine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures by courtesy of Derek Goult

JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN THE WSRA AND FOUR ONE SIX 0 LTD

 

The WSRA have mutually agreed with Mr Crees and Mr Johnson an agreement which benefits the Four One Six 0 Ltd and WSRA, enabling the Company and the Charity to move forward in a positive way so both can concentrate on their respective heritage objectives.

 

27th February 2022

Time Gone By

Nearly 60 years ago, near the end of 4160's working life on British Rail, driver Llewelyn Davies (second left with hat)  and Fireman Jack Davies (first left) and others were photographed at Aberdare Station(!) in front of 4160 about 1964.    This reflects a different era in the history of railways.   Llewelyn Davies was born in 1904 and lived in Aberaman and worked all his life on the railway.   He worked his way up to driver, and  retired when steam was made obsolete and he passed away in 1976 aged 72.  He gave 45 years of service to the railway and on his retirement was presented with a watch (pictured below).     He married Sarah and had 5 children.  Llewelyn's normal route was Aberdare to Pontypool Road and Severn Tunnel.     On the return trip from Pontypool with a goods train he would stop at Cwnbach Halt to pick up his daughter, pram plus grandchild and put them in the guards van and drop them off at Aberdare station.    His grandson Russel Jones supplied the photographs and this charming story, we hope that more information will be discovered about the others in the photograph.

Mike Crees - November 2021

 

Photograph by kind permission of South Devon Railway

       4160 SAFELY ARRIVES AT THE SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY

 

The locomotive 4160 was moved from Llangollen Railway workshop to the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh to complete her rebuild.    The removal crew was headed up by Ray Lee and Paul Johnson, both 4160 directors and helped by John Hasker and  Mick Prior both shareholders also Ray's brother Andrew Lee of R&A Commercials, driver "Bubbles" from Brett Ellacott Haulage and driver "Metal" from SM Smith Haulage .     They did a fantastic job of locating all the components in not the most ideal conditions and getting them safely loaded onto the transport assisted by the staff of Llangollen works.   On arrival at Buckfastleigh there was a crew of 8 volunteers and staff ready to unload and store all the components, they all did an expert job and I would like to thank them for their assistance. 

The 5542 Group will now be custodians of 4160 for the next 13 years.  We look forward to our association  with 5542 and SDR to help preserve this popular locomotive.  

Mike Crees, Chairman

10th October 2020                                      MORE PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALLERY

NOTICE TO ALL SHAREHOLDERS

 

LOST SHAREHOLDERS

 

Please make sure you are not a ‘lost’ shareholder.  If you have moved or changed your telephone or email address please would you advise us of your new contact details on info@4160ltd.com or write to the Company Secretary at our registered office.     In the case of a deceased estate the shares must be re-registered in the name of the new beneficiary by the Company before they are valid.

 

NEW LEGISLATION

 

On 25th May 2018 new legislation comes into force and we as a company need to obtain permission from all our shareholders to retain their contact details in order to write or email them about company matters.    It is essential that you contact us as soon as possible at info@4160ltd.com and advise us that you wish to “OPT IN” to receiving information also giving us your full name and address.

 

Mike Crees

Chairman

Contact Us

info@4160ltd.com

Regd Office:

Four One Six 0 Ltd

2 Warden Road

Minehead,

Somerset TA24 5DS

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