Monday 4th January 2021

Welcome to the first blog of 2021. We wish our readers a Happy New Year and hope that you all stay safe in these difficult times.

There was plenty of activity in the FRT shed at Preston over the Christmas period. The following photos show activity on Wednesday, 23rd December.

John Dixon completes the fitting of the boiler crinolines on FR 20John Dixon completed refitting the crinolines on FR 20’s boiler.

Ed Tatham sanding FR 20's boiler claddingTim Owen at work on FR 20's boiler claddingEd and Tim busied themselves sanding the boiler cladding sheets. Fred thenĀ  completed the firebox sheets the following Monday.

Ade working on Caliban's brake rodsAde was working on Caliban‘s brake rods.

Paul Newton and John Davis working on FluffPaul Newton and John Davis continued their work on Fluff.

Keith working on Wootton Hall's tender brake cylinderKeith was working on Wootton Hall‘s tender vacuum cylinder.

Finally, there is good news in that the latest edition of The Iron Horse has been proof read and is back with the printer to produce the magazines.