Friday, normally a quiet day, was rocked with activity! A steam loco boiler was lifted for despatch to Shirebrook for professional restoration and Helen-Louise operated some running in turns following reinstallation of its coupling rods after bearing work. The "Bubble Car" worked down the line for driver training and there was a major crisis when Santa broke his moorings. The work to restore the lighting to Platform 3 in time for Santa trains continued and materials were rearranged in the Maintenance Facility area.
Steve Lyne and David Newby came in specially to achieve a lot of shunting that provided for the boiler lift and position vehicles in the Wash Green Dock for stone deliveries. They then put everything back in their correct positions for tomorrow's service train and next week's works train. A lot of work in unpleasant weather conditions.
LH were on site for some fitting work on L2 and L53 and the Booking Hall welcomed visitors and continued to take Santa bookings.