Saturday, 10 October 2015

A New Adventure: Tyseley...

Hi all. Today began a new adventure that I am going to try out for a while and see how it goes: Tyseley. Tyseley Locomotive Works is today home to not only the fabulous Tyseley Collection but also a thriving contract business that repairs, maintains and restores heritage steam and diesel locomotives. I was invited along by Alistair today to take part in one of the regular Saturday working parties. Naturally, Tyseley isn't open to the general public unless its one of their twice annual open weekends and so a look behind closed doors offered a privilege in itself. As expected, well, what more could you want. The shed houses a prolific group of locomotives large & small. Standing in the presence of a Castle, a Hall and a Stanier Princess, all of which were within reach of each other was quite something. Today I helped around the shed with preparation and maintenance work on the Great Western Castle Class No5043; a Swindon built thoroughbred of 1936 vintage and it really felt great to be 'putting something back'. Its a great place and it was a pleasure to help out. I'll next be back there in two weeks time, helping with the Steam Gala Weekend. A new adventure?: I hope so! All the best, Sam...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck Sam! Hope it works out for you :)
Emma-claire.

Anonymous said...

I am reading your blog in the wrong order and just realised that you have left Shackerstone for Tyseley. Excellent, the blog will continue!!! Will you go mainline?
Phil, in Northern Ireland

Sam Brandist said...

Hiya both. This is a very new and different opportunity that, thus far, I am enjoying. Currently I am 2 blog posts behind but hopefully by the weekend they'll have appeared. Watch this space and hopefully something new for me to help out with :)