The first train was pulled by Class 08 diesel loco D3429. On Sunday 29th and Bank Holiday Monday 30th trains will be steam hauled.
Saturday, 28th May saw the reinstatement of the line from Brownhills West all the way to Chasetown, Church Street via Chasewater Heaths and Lakeside after the installation of a culvert in the causeway between the main lake and Jeffrey’s Swag – the smaller pool. It had been decided to install this culvert while the work was proceeding on the main dam to prevent any possibility of the Swag overflowing and flooding Norton Canes.Looking much tidier than a couple of weeks agoWell ballasted, too!Just to prove that the train did get into Lakeside!A couple of views from the train.Chris, Jason and Dave have been busy with the paint brushes recently:
Jason called into the museum today and pointed out that on this occasion, Chris had not done any of the painting – most indignant – he nearly stamped his foot!!! Sorry Jason.
The man-rider has had a change of colour ready for Coal Train DayThe Model Railway Coach has had a good coat of paint – so far only on one side – a family of Blue Tits has built a nest in the other side so we will have to be patient!The refurbished coach No. M59444 is now back and looking very smart inside and out.