Monday 5th September 2022

Another short update this week.

Anne and Phil Burton working on the chaise longue in GER No. 5More good progress has been made on the Great Eastern Railway Royal Saloon this week with Phil Bell having now replaced most of the damaged veneer. Anne and Phil Burton have been attending to the chaise longue in the larger saloon. We are still awaiting delivery of the new moquette which is being chased up. Attention is also being turned to replacing some missing light fittings and door straps.

Looking ahead, the Furness Railway Trust shed will be opened up to the public this coming Saturday, 10th September. Assistance from members in engaging with visitors and showing them around would be very much appreciated. It is a golden opportunity to publicise the work of our volunteer workforce and to recruit new members.

Tim and Alan in full voice at FleetwoodDoing their best to publicise the FRT this last weekend were Tim and Alan, in a reduced Live Steam formation, who performed an impromptu half hour set of mainly railway songs at Fleetwood Folk Club’s second Folk Festival on Sunday afternoon.

Next Tuesday evening, 13th September, will see the Furness Railway Trust AGM taking place in the Furness Railway Trust shed at Preston at 7.30 pm. Please remember, if possible, to bring along the paperwork which was circulated to members with the recent edition of The Iron Horse. It is a chance for members to view the shed and it is hoped that as many as possible will be able to attend. Alison has promised us some refreshments which will need to be eaten!!