Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Progress Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Hi all

The cooler weather certainly did not keep the volunteers away with all groups being present
Our three train service still attracts passengers in average numbers but our stalwart single railcar 55006 failed with a brake problem after two runs and was replaced by a hybrid two car set consisting of class 119 W51073 and Met Camm 51505
ThePWay team split into two groups after returning the works train from Shottle early am. One group continued with the construction of the new platform at Shottle and the rest loaded excess pway materials onto the sturgeon in Wirksworth yard
The steam team removed the fire bars and brick arch from Barclay Henry Ellison ready for inspection by the Boiler Inspector. The kit of parts for Cathryn is reducing with the fitting of the steam brake cylinder and the 12 sand pipes are being refurbished
The LMSCA continued re building the internal woodwork in 27001 and Derek and Dan progressed the compartments in the BSK
Any volunteers reading this report please note we are erecting the new Santa Marquee for the Winter wonderland Experience this Thursday and would appreciate some able bodied assistance please