Friday, 23 October 2009

Friday 23rd October 2009

Dear all
An engineering sort of day with the major triumph of L J Breeze's starter motor returning from refurbishment and being fitted to the locomotive with a most satisfactory result. After a great deal of effort the machine is now back in service,
The Class 20 was prepared and marshalled with its train for tomorrow's charter activities. Much cleaning of the locomotive ensured its presentation will be a credit to the Railway. There was also a mini shunt to provide working space around Santa's brakevan.
The light scrap skip left us for conversion into a small amount of cash - every little helps the cause.
Time was also found to clip up the remaining panel of the Duffield loop and sandwiches were taken into custody for our final operating weekend of the year (excluding Fireworks and Santa Specials!).