Volunteer's View - early December 2019

It's past time for an update from the Deltic Preservation Society at Barrow Hill. I won't bother you with the excuses why.

Over the past few weeks the following has occurred:

* 55019 cleaned internally, * 55019 bogies greased, * 55019 brakes adjusted to correct for brake block wear, * Depot cleaned and tidied, * Painting of various small components, * Conversion of part of the old power unit house into a meeting and training space, * Further information panels added to the display area, * Cab of 55008 sent for sponsored work to upgrade it and mage it longer, * 55015 further work completed to air system piping in both nose ends, * 55015 traction motor blower no.2 fitted, * 55015 further wiring testing completed, * 55015 further repainting of the lower skirt completed, * 55015 bodyside window fixing holes completed, * Administration work and publicity work completed at the depot (it's much more than just engineering to run the Society), Sales stock managed in support of the National Model Railway Show in Birmingham.

A huge thank you for the massive contribution put in by everyone at weekends, during formal midweek working parties and at other times that few people ever see.

There will be separate news about D9009 shortly and regarding our involvement with Siemens in the future.