Sunday, 26 February 2012

Progress Saturday 25th February 2012

Dear all,

A busy day with many many volunteers on site. A Drive a Diesel guest was entertained on his surprise experience, having lunch in the Training Room.

The DMU team split in half with some returning 51360 to traffic and some moving onto Phase 2 of the restoration of 51505. 51188 was put on the pit ready to receive attention to a leaking flywheel and a 2-car was constructed ready for the first day of the season next Saturday. Work also continued of the bubble.

The LMSCA worked on the floor in the Brake Third coach.

No3 was steamed to check all is good for the season and work continued on the LMS brake van. The 8F group were in attendance.

The Passenger Dept painted the buildings to lift their appearance for the new season.

Not a bad day for progress but spirits severely dampened by the sad news of Fred Morton's passing.

Mike Evans