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Work in Progress: 2nd March


Roadworks TriangleSpring-like weather! Usual tasks plus somewhere new to work!

This week's report comes from Nigel Thompson.

1. & 2. As we recommence train operation this month, preparation is required. Graham Rust in action cleaning the carriages.

3. Nigel Spencer still painting the railings whilst behind him, three green locos – HEDDON HALL, ISAAC and AXE - are outside the shed.

4. The other green loco - Bagnall CHARLES WYTOCK - is undergoing preparation before a boiler lift and further inspection and repair. Engineer John Uphill checks inside the smokebox whilst…

5. … loco owner and L&B Company Director John Heys removes the various gauges in the cab.

6. & 7. Two of the Electrical Daves - Bloomfield and Drayson - complete the pit lighting upgrade project.

8-11. Jim Pounds applies a FIRST class transfer onto carriage No.17 now nearing the end of its repaint.

12-13. The leather in the First class coupe has also been refurbished and looks splendid.

14. Barrie Cann and Jim Pounds enjoying a light-hearted moment away from their arduous painting programme.

Some of the gang also went to Ivy Cottage (where?) to tidy up the garden. CLICK HERE to read more.

Words and photos: 2-6,14, by Nigel Thompson. Photos 1, and 7-13 by Roger Bye.

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