A beautiful crisp day until clouding over at the end saw a flurry of activity in the maintenance area. The DMU team were out in force, sealing a leak in the roof on Class 108 E50599 and working to replace the valve springs in the cylinder heads of No.2 engine on E51505. The contract repair of 'bubble' E55102 made a great stride forward after it has been plagued with electrical issues. These issues are mostly resolved now and a successful test run to Ravenstor in multiple with W55006 was made. Is this the first time two Gloucester 'bubbles' have been together in preservation?
The P Way team sorted S&T equipment.
The Booking Hall was busy with more Santa bookings and they are happy to report that bookings are up 111% week to date on same time last year.
Mick Thomas via Leigh