Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Progress Wednesday 31st October 2018

Dear all,

An exciting day as October draws to a close. We performed a test run ahead of our Shottle Specials which start this weekend and operate every weekend in November. They are formed of steam locomotive Henry Ellison on one end and a diesel locomotive (either Class 14 or 08) on the other with three Mark 1s sandwiched in the middle. Today's test run brought about another first for our railway as it was the first steam heated train to operate on our line! Of course, the first steam heat passenger train will be Saturday morning.

This morning a water tanker was tripped to Shottle as a backup water supply for the month should it be needed.

A testing customer did some work on the incline and the PW team worked on drainage around The Hannages area too.