Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Progress Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Dear all,

A chilly day, but wonderfully sunny, lovely for taking pictures of our fine valley. Inevitably, however, we were still clearing snow, after having cleared it several times already. Around the site little groups of cheerful souls slid around on their merry way to assorted tasks.

The steam team were fitting the connecting rods on No3 in readiness for its working holiday at the Ribble Steam Railway Gala on the 16th and 17th of February. A little further on, the LMSCA had taken their TO windows out again, what hardy volunteers we have; and in the BSK the doors were in hand and sanding of the corridor was taking place ready for the application of varnish when the weather warms up.

Further down the yard, railcar W55006 was receiving more panelling and finishing work to its guards van, and in the class 119 the rhythmic sound of scraping plus some suspected heavy breathing announced that the interior of its guards van was being prepared for painting.

All the best,