Posted by: wrha | November 26, 2016

Saturday 26/11/16

A white frost, but with lots of bright sunshine saw our volunteers tackling a variety of tasks at Whitrope today.Northumbria Rail’s boys planned to change the engine oil and filter on the Permaqiup, plus replacing all the injector bleed off hose on the machine, replacing jubilee clips on the cooling system to try and cure the water leaks.

Rod, George and Davy continued their good work on the Fowler loco, now that the engine sump has been removed and sent for welding things where looking a lot brighter.

Tom continued to work on the guards van, and Peter tried to continue his draining at the tunnel mouth, but conditions where very slippy, so work was halted.

Andy, Craig and Jim started to remove the first section of rail at the crossing where we plan to replace the wood sleepers with concrete ones.

Joe was cutting back some of his plants ready for a blooming display next year and doing a general tidy up.

A good day all round.



  1. Keep up the good work gents!

    Just out of interest. What’s the length of the current running line now? Half a mile?

    • Yes, at present the running line is just over half a mile. Full measurements will be taken soon to draw up some track diagrams for maintenance reporting purposes (DMS)

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