|2807 on the unloading road, prior to departure|
|A few days later, Dinmore Manor returns (photo courtesy of Steve Oddy)|
Now safely back in the David Page shed, Dinmore Manor will be undergoing an "A" exam, before she will re-enter traffic. The opportunity has been taken to shunt her up to her new tender, but not yet attach it.
|Dinmore Manor, tantalisingly close to her new tender|
The tender itself has been turned out in black by Dan, who has made an excellent job of it.
|Back to black!|
|2874's boiler, without its smoke box|
|A variety of salvaged smoke box attachments, including the chimney.|
|Pete tries in vain to stay dry|
|Is it for fruit or a passenger?|
|The track is back in place and levelled|
|Looks easy doesn't it!|
|About to start on the first one|
|Extra leverage was always required to get them started at least|
|There's always going to be one that snaps off rather than come out|
|Oops... don't know my own strength!|
Sunday is the day that the DMU team spend working on their items of rolling stock. I don't usually mention them in here, because normally if I'm around on a Sunday, it's because I have a footplate turn and miss out on seeing what they are up to. Aside from that, I'd have thought that their activities would be more appropriate to be covered in the diesel blog, even though they are mostly if not all members of the steam loco dept. Needless to say I was harangued by one of them for this glaring omission. Anyway, although I missed out on taking photos of them in action, I did at least capture Brian and Tom at the end of the day. I leave it to you to work out which one has yet to visit the washroom.
|Brian (l) & Tom|
And finally, congratulations to Paul who has passed out as a driver. Paul is already passed as a DMU driver on the GWSR and can now add driving steam locos to his CV. All photos courtesy of Judith Freeman.
|Paul with his steed for the occasion, Foremarke Hall.|
|Paul (centre) with on the left, Elliot (cleaner) and James (fireman)|
|Paul with Inspector Irving.|