Saturday, 11 July 2020

Progress Saturday 11th July 2020

Dear all,

It was a nice to see trains running the valley once again today as the Class 14 hauled two staff training runs dubbed as "ghost trains". These trips were an opportunity to refresh staff on their roles and also introduce to them the arrangements put in place to maintain social distancing and keep covid secure. The training went well and it was good to see many familiar faces after quite a few months!

Down the yard, the maintenance team were out in force, firstly completing an exam on 33103 before turning their attention to an issue with 08704. Attention was also turned to giving the engine in the teletruk a good service too.

I popped in to the Derby Lightweight trailer car mentioned yesterday to see it for myself. The wall panels and lino have literally transformed it!

The Miniature railway and narrow gauge railway both had attention too.

Leigh