Thursday, 10 August 2017

Progress Thursday 10th August 2017

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> Dear all,
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> Finally a sunny day! A reasonable day on the trains today where Iris was only just big enough. There were four seats left to be had on the first train from Duffield at 12:10. This is very pleasing for a midweek day.
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> I guess the big news of today is that we welcomed this summer's gala visitor in the form of Class 26 D5343 from the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway. The locomotive is with us for three weeks which will see good amounts of running, starting with this weekend's gala. The locomotive was started and taken on a short test run up the hill to Ravenstor.
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> Elsewhere, further work took place on the electrical problems of the two car DMU set. It seems one of the starter motors on the 119 was down to earth, so this has been removed. A B exam is underway on the Bubble too so this continued in the background.
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> Cheers,
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> Leigh
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