Sunday, 8 June 2014

Diesel Shunting at Shackerstone...

Hi all. A busy but uneventful day today at Shackerstone. I arrived at 10:30am and was immediately put to work driving the Class 02 Diesel Hydraulic shunter "Diane". We (myself on the 02 and Jason on the 73) were shunting various parts of the shed and the south yard in order to move "Sir Gomer", "Dunlop No7" and retrieve some wagons from the south cutting. This job went on for a few hours and I also shovelled seemingly endless amounts of ash from the pit. Myself and Jason then joined the gang on 'Jessie' for the 3pm round trip behind GWR 3803 before heading for home afterwards. A tiring but rewarding little day! Cheers guys, Sam...

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