Thursday, 25 October 2018

Progress Thursday 25th October 2018

Dear all,

A fairly steady back-end Thursday today on the trains, with Iris handling the services. 

Down the yard, much fettling of the Mark 1 stock took place as final preparations on the steam heating systems took place ahead of next week. A small team set about the DMU and shunting fleet with a hydrometer to measure coolant temperature strength in anticipation of colder weather arriving soon.

DMU 51505 has had a lot of work done to it and exam work continue on that car ahead of it returning to traffic soon after a long period of absence. The toilet compartment has been rebuilt, the roof sealed, a door repaired and various other interior jobs, alongside exam work and adjustment of the suspension.

The team were hard at work this morning continuing with wooden framework for the new station building.