Monday 2nd December 2019

A short update this time, just to let you all know that work is still progressing on all fronts, although with little massively new to report.

Tim has been rubbing down the weatherboard on FR 20’s tender, although the sudden news that the overhead wires on the West Coast main line had come down last Wednesday caused him to down tools and jump into Alison’s car for a lift to Carnforth – and what a good move that was with services only recovering the following morning! Work also continued on cleaning and painting the tender brake gear. John Dixon making the sparks fly whilst making a modification to FR 20's tender drawgearJohn Dixon has worked further on his modification to the rear tender drawhook arrangement and is seen here busy with his angle grinder.

John Davis bolting down Fluff's running boardsMore paint has gone on Fluff and John Davis is seen bolting down the running boards.

Finally, with the Ribble Steam Railway’s Santa Specials operating on Saturday and Sunday, Tim and Alan were busy entertaining the passengers on board the trains whilst Alison, Jen and Jim were busy staffing the FRT sales stand. Derek Milby and Jim Kay with the FRT sales stand. Wonder when Jim is due to give birth!Jim is seen along with Derek, who made an appearance on Saturday.