It must have been the coldest and wettest due so far this May but the
PWay Team managed to locate the crank bases at the North Shottle Ground
Frame even when the holes filled with water.
The Class 31 took a trip to Duffield for Driver and Driver Assistant
training. The DA's were familiarising themselves with two Duffield
Ground frames and practising coupling Vacuum pipes. This role requires
a young slim agile individual to couple and uncouple and on a normal
service day they complete this task at least sixteen times. To fill
these vacancies during a weekday is an obvious problem for the Railway.
This training is part of the new skills required to run about twenty
after.noon. Diesel hauled Cream Tea Trains.
Bye for now