Following the sad demise of our original Wrenn West Country 'Barnstaple', which may or may not be repairable, new motive power was sought. With current prices on Battle or Britain's and West Country's rather high and the greater reliability and haulage capability of Heljan Class 33's, Banbury Connections acquired its fourth Class 33, this one from Woodpecker, which has been allocated to services between Gosport and Birmingham (where there is a locomotive change). It appears that dieselisation is the way of the future!
BRED (Banbury Connections Rolling Stock and Engineering Department)
The rolling stock update is produced by BRED and looks at changes and repairs of notable interest to the Banbury Connections fleet. Some past projects can be found under the resources section of the website. If you are curious about the performance of a particular locomotive feel free to contact us and I will endeavour to provide a fair assessment of any models we own.