Friday, 13 March 2020

Progress Thursday 12th and Friday 13th March 2020

Dear all,

It is very much business as usual at the EVR, with two full days of Multiple Memories Gala preparations taking place which has included shunting and marshalling trains, preparation of displays, printing timetable handouts, prep in the cafe etc. The main thrust was to finish of the engine work on Iris the Railcar ahead of the event. The engine developed an issue at the New Year's services and has had the engine dropped off the vehicle for investigation. Happily all seems good and it was a nice sight to see three single car units coupled together as it went dusk.

Yesterday, the PW gang worked on the new siding at Wirksworth and the S&T continued with the Shottle signalling project. The LMSCA continued working on the Brake Third coach which now back on it's running gear and is in the process of having all of the bodyside lettering and crests applied - mostly painted!

We welcomed 08704 back from Leeds today following a successful tyre turning mission.