Volunteer's View - November 2nd/9th 2019

Graham Clarke writes:

A quick update from the Deltic Preservation Society at Barrow Hill.

Over the last 3 weeks or so:

* 55019 returned from the NVR; * Further bodywork was completed on the lower green band on 55015; * Stuart made a start on bogie maintenance on 55019; * Fuel injectors were changed in spare power unit 451 (getting it ready to go); * One side of 55015 now has all the mounting holes for the body side windows drilled; * The coolant priming pump was tested and Pete had an unplanned anti-freeze shower; * 55019’s had a partial clean and polish (more to follow); * The cab of 55008 has gone away under sponsorship for modifications; * Air pipes in 55015’s nose ends are now completed and being painted; * And, 55015’s electrical connections and testing is moving on well (the earth fault relay was tested successfully last Saturday);

A huge thank you to the Saturday regulars, the midweek volunteers and the Koyli lads from York.

I hope I’ve captured everything and not forgotten anyone’s efforts. The work continues and there’s also the ongoing insurance claim in respect of D9009 to deal with. Hopefully, a clear way forward will be resolved by Xmas. Please bear with me for now.