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.



The Deltic Preservation Society Ltd
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 2PR

Company Number: 02587015
Charity Number: 1098733

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