Monday, 19 March 2018

Progress Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th March 2018

Dear all,

It was our Diesel Locomotive Weekend with four locomotives operating services including the mighty Class 42 Warship D832 "Onslaught" from the East Lancashire Railway. It was also the first time an 08 had operated in the valley. Stalwart 33103 "Swordfish" rolled out of the shed with the paint still wet in a stunning new livery too.

The weekend took a lot of hard work and planning from various different departments and it is a shame that the weather really let us down. We had lots of snow, especially overnight in to Sunday which at one point questioned whether the Sunday could go ahead. Fortunately it could though.

I don't suppose it was as busy as it would have been if we had had normal weather but it was still good, especially on Saturday. Many enthusiasts braved the cold conditions to enjoy a day out.

"Onslaught" has a running weekend next weekend for those who want to catch it!

Leigh