Saturday, 13 November 2010

Hitting the Roofs

I am pleased to report that volunteers from the IRPS have now given the Swedish 'B' Class 4-6-0 new cab roof timber and felt covering in time for the winter. Two of the cab windows that were badly cracked have also been removed to enable replacement of the glass.

Viewed from Wansford car park, showing one of the cab windows removed.

The other side, showing the second cab window removed.

The LMS CCT in the bay platform has also had a new roof covering (apologies for the quality of the photo, it was dark when I made this visit so I have had to play around with the brightness/contrast to actually see anything!)

The timber on this van is in poor condition but the C&W department is very small in number and there is a lot of stock to look after - and the running carriage fleet always comes first.

Volunteers are desperately required in this friendly department to help with the large workload - no special skills are required and your commitment can be on an 'as and when' basis if need be. If you are interested in lending a hand, please contact the railway - E-mail (replace AT with @) or call 01780 784444 and ask to speak to someone about volunteering. We hope to see you soon!