Monday 30th November 2020

With the essential works required to despatch 5643 in one piece to the East Lancs Railway and also to conduct the outside-the-frames steam test on FR 20’s boiler both successfully completed, there has been a lull in FRT operations pending the ending of the current lockdown on the 2nd December. So apologies but this is therefore a very short blog!

The beforeThe cleaning of 5643 during its maintenance period had inevitably added to the oil and dirt that had accumulated in and around the pit area. Given the current downturn in activities it was an ideal time for Keith to clean and paint as much of the floor area as possible to ensure that we have a clean and safe environment in which to work when full activities resume in December. Well done Keith!¬†This is the transformation after his work…¬†The after