Sunday, 7 May 2017

Progress Sunday 7th May 2017

Dear all,

A gorgeously sunny day here with better passenger numbers than yesterday, further boosted by a party from Lowestoft. They enjoyed afternoon tea in the Pullman followed by a ride through the valley.

Down the yard, DMU car 51505 received attention to the draw gear and also to a small oil leak on one of the engines in preparation for the gala next weekend. Meanwhile, a small team continued with the restoration of the Derby Lightweight with a focus on underframe components.

The Class 31 had a power fault fixed which turned out to be a dicky control air switch so that should be good for the upcoming driver experiences later this week.

Leigh