LCC 1 made a surprise outing from the workshop, only a few yards under power and was soon back in again.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
It was a glorious Easter. I spent 4 days down at Seaton over Easter. Here are a few pictures. Neither of the new stops are open yet whilst Riverside looks ready there is still quite a bit of work needed at the new Wetlands Stop ( Swan’s Nest ). The new timetable has been introduced so we are sort of “Ghost running”. That is we stop at the new stops for 2 minutes whilst we explain what is going to be the position when the stops are open. So it has been a case of forget all the old times and passing places. We now pass at Riverside, Wetlands and Cownhayne. How popular the new stops will be we will have to wait and see and whether 2 minutes will be long enough for the numbers who wish to get off/board. From experience at Crich and Seaton people take longer to get off / board than they used to.
14th April Riverside Stopo 16th April no 10 arriving at Seaton No 8 at the stilll to be finished Wetlands Stop Driver's view at Wetlands Stop looking towards Seaton 16th April looking towards Riverside and the depot 17th April no 12 at Colyton waiting to depart 17th April no 2 heading off towards Colyton from Riverside stop
The new sub frame for 298, manufactured at Boston Lodge has finally entered the Crich workshop ready for the body to be re-assembled. One of the first jobs will be to fit the pipework.