Monday 6th June 2022

Just a short update after the half term holiday break.

We now have details of Andy MacGregor’s funeral. This will take place at Beetham Hall Crematorium, LA7 7BQ, at 12.30 pm on Friday, 17th June. Please pass the message on to those who may not read this blog.

Rain strips, gas lamp housings and torpedo vents refitted on to the roof of GER No. 5Work has continued on Great Eastern Railway Royal Saloon No. 5 where the gas lamp housings and torpedo vents now have been re-fitted to the roof. Again, there has been more progress in refurbishing the interior woodwork.

Further progress has also been made by Matt Crabtree in welding in replacement steelwork into Wootton Hall‘s tender tank. Matthew Owen grinding old steelwork in readiness for inserting a new steel plate.Young Matthew Owen, having achieved a welding certificate, also appeared a week last Wednesday to lend a hand and is seen here grinding rust from the old steelwork in readiness to weld in new plate. Needless to say, Matthew found that welding rusty metal is more of a challenge than the pristine steel found in the college workshop!

FR 20 at Preston Riverside on Sunday, 5th JuneFinally, the Jubilee Weekend saw Furness Railway No. 20 in service at Preston on both the 4th and 5th June, complete with headboard and flags.