Friday, 10 August 2018

Progress Friday 10th August 2018

Dear all,

Our second Friday steam day and it was even busier last week. 116 happy passengers enjoyed the first train this morning and even the new wheelchair space was occupied. The locomotive was driven today by Bob Gibbens who has decided to retire from driving. Bob first started driving steam locomotives the same year England won the World Cup! 52 years later and he has bowed out having also been visiting Poland to drive there regularly for 20 years! I'm sure he won't be a stranger as he works to get Cathryn back in service.

Down the yard it was a case of "if it starts, move it" with alot of shunting, fettling, polishing etc to prepare for the Diesel Gala tomorrow!