Caledonian Railway Diesel Group

Thank you... 
The CRDG relies on our volunteers for everything we do; from repairing our collection of historic locomotives to planning the group's events and running days. Alongside our volunteers there are a number of companies, organisations and individuals without which we would not be able to do what we enjoy.

If you've enjoyed a trip behind one of our locomotives, or attended one of our popular events, we would like acknowledge those in the following list who have helped to make it possible.

Thank you to our sponsors.


GSK Montrose have kindly donated the sum of £250 to help us in the purchase a new locomotive battery charger and shed air compressor. GlaxoSmithKline are a leading healthcare company helping people to do more, feel better and live longer. The company supports many groups in the local area, and the CRDG would like to say a big thank you to GSK for their support!

Ian and D5301

Talisman Energy


Talisman Energy is a leading oil and gas company based in Canada, with significant operations in the North Sea. The group has recently been donated £100 by the company to help towards the purchase of a new battery charger. A big thank you to Talisman Energy!


SafetyKleen is the UK’s leading parts washing company. We have kindly been donated a de-rusting tank plus servicing by the Montrose branch of the company. The tank has been put straight to use with some class 37 engine parts after being installed for us complete with a demonstration. We would like to say a big thank you to the workforce of SafetyKleen Montrose!

By day an underwear model for Emporio Armani and by night a volunteer with the CRDG, Ian was keen to show off his package
Volunteer Ian Hughes expertly modelling the new de-rusting bath.

Fettercairn Distillery

Fettercairn Distillery and visitor centre is situated around 11 miles to the north of Brechin and is owned by Whyte and Mackay of Glasgow. The distillery kindly agreed to sponsor planned repairs to the power unit of 37097. In recognition, 37097 was named "Old Fettercairn" on the 5th May 2007 during our Diesel Gala. "Old Fettercairn" was the famous brand name of a whisky previously produced at the distillery. "Fettercairn 1824" is the distillery's current product. At the naming ceremony, Distillery manager David Doig named the locomotive and gave everyone a dram to toast the locomotive. Thanks to the distillery for their support!


HellermannTyton are a leading supplier of fasteners, cable containment, identification and heatshrink - as well as a large range of other cable related products. The company, based in Manchester, manufactures most of its products in the UK. Hellermanntyton have kindly donated us all of the cable markers and cable ties for the rewire of 25083. Thanks to HellermannTyton for their support!

Nelson Charity Committee

The CRDG would like to express our thanks to the Nelson Charity Committee of Shell's Nelson oil and gas production platform, who have kindly donated a generous sum for planned work on 37097's power unit.

Nelson is situated approx 180m east of St Fergus in the Central Area of the North Sea. 11 Charities and good causes have benefited from a safety incentive scheme that was operated during the platform shutdown in July and August. The safety performance during this shutdown was excellent and as a result they were able to make this donation to our cause, amongst others.

We would like to thank all of the crew of the Nelson platform for the support!

Expro North Sea Ltd.

The CRDG would like to thank Expro North Sea Ltd., of The Expro Group, for a large quantity of paint that was kindly donated to us towards the end of 2006 for 37097.

The Expro Group is a leading European oilfield service company, providing well testing and commissioning, wireline intervention services, subsea connectors and measurements to the global oil and gas industry. The donation has allowed us to paint the class 37's bogies in black gloss, which finishes the repaint off nicely!