Saturday, 10 June 2017

Progress Saturday 10th June 2017

Evening all

A very wet start to the day but it did dry up late morning although it was overcast for the rest of the day, the train services today were being handled by the Class 3F Jinty on the Duffield service and Henry Ellison on the Ravenstor branch. Passengers numbers were resonable and steady throughout the day although were affected in the morning with coldwell street being shut from 9:30 until lunchtime to allow for the aviva women's tour 2017 cycling event to pass through the town. Down the yard the LMSCA continue there work on the BTK and also the 8f group were working on the Duke. The new shed extention facilities were put to good use today with the derby lightweight power car and Faraday inside the new shed extension work can now continue in the dry on these two projects. On the derby lightweight work continued on the underframee scraping all the years worth crud and muck off and painting it all black once done all the mechanical components can start to be refitted. And on Faraday the engine bay covers and radiator grill were removed for repair and repaint this will also allow the cab to be welded where needed and all the mechanical components and the radiator to be steam cleaned.And that's all for now.

Cheers Rob