A very productive working day was held on Sunday 2nd March, with 6 people including two new members turning up. Welcome Rich and Ian!
D5310 received battery maintenance, a new windscreen wiper and was started and checked over, all appeared well.
6940 was de-winterised, filled with water and thoroughly examined. She was started successfully as the photo shows and all systems found to be operational. However subsequent further examination has revealed a fault with the number 2 end bogie which unfortunately means the loco will not be able to take part in the March Diesel Day. We will provide further information on this when we can.
The Spring Diesel day will now therefore feature D5310 and a DMU, thanks to the Llangollen Railcar Group for stepping in to help us. Departures will be to the standard C timetable, 3 trips for each train, first departure 09:50 ex Llan, second 10:50 (full standard TT on LR website). We will confirm the running order and the DMU to be used in due course.
We are extremely sorry to disappoint those looking forward to haulage from 6940 but hope folk will still join us for some mileage with D5310 and a DMU trip or two.