Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Shackerstone By Night...

Hi guys. Tonight after work I was at Shackerstone, helping with the on-going work on the Peckett "Sir Gomer". The loco failed last Sunday and has thus been pulled from service to allow the appropriate repairs to be carried out so that it may return to work this weekend. Work included the trial fitment of new boiler plugs as well as firebar alterations and also the refitting of the latter: carried out by myself and Eddie. I was covered in muck from head to foot after all of the angle-grinding and crawling around in "Gomer"s box that I did but, all in a good cause! A late night but well worth the ride over. All being well the Peckett will steam again on Saturday. Who ever said that voluntary railways only function on a Sunday?!...

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