MK2 Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9406.
A progression plan has been agreed and put in place. This will give our volunteers the necessary structure to enable them to plan ahead and work in various areas of the coach at the same time.
The floor at the end vestibule has been cut out to be replaced. A new leak has been found! However, this should be repaired in the week.
MK2 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) coaches
Deep cleaning continues after Polar Express
North British 0-4-0 diesel hydraulic No. 27414 "Tom"
This loco has had a custom-made prop shaft fitted to it and is now operational again. It has already been put to use shunting locomotives in and out of the shed.
BR Class 08 diesel 08757 "Eagle"
Repairs are continuing. The fault with the oil and water mixing has been identified, and parts are now being obtained.
Permanent Way (P-Way)
Rail and wooden sleepers from close to the Barrow Crossing have been recovered and brought back to the yard. This is to get the track bed ready for drainage work.
Jacking and packing of the running line has continued near the summit not far from Heath Hill tunnel.
More wood and brash from lineside clearing has been burnt.
Tree saplings have been planted in the hedge at Lawley.
Tidying/clearing in the yard and the 'Cosford' shed continues.
The disused children's climbing frame in the rear yard has been dismantled to create more space.
A start has been made on repairs to the volunteer's crew room.
Christmas decorations have been removed from Horsehay and Dawley platform.
Thanks to Ben, Shaun, Marian, Martin and Ian for the additional information used in the update.
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