Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Progress Wednesday 15th March 2017

Dear all,

What a fantastic day to be outside! I wasn't most of the volunteers were. The works train tripped down to Duffield to remove a van which has been in the headshunt there, ready for the Diesel Weekend this weekend. They also collected some materials on their way through.

Down the yard, the Maintenance Team refitted the overhauled vacuum cylinder on to Iris finally and then reconnected all of the brake rigging. The static vacuum tests were passed at the end of the day so assuming the rolling tests go well tomorrow, it might actually feature at this weekend's event on the Ravenstor line.

Ron was beavering away on the Miniature Railway, moving a delivery of materials from the car park to where needed which seemed to involve 1000 trips with the trolley (slight exaggeration but quite a lot).

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Class 14 D9537 'Eric' as I write which shouldn't be too much longer.

Leigh