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Its Been a While!

Its been a while since the last post, but that doesn’t mean the group have not been busy! November / December time was reserved for the Santa specials preparing the station for the big man’s arrival the decorating was the biggest we had undertaken with plans for future years to make it even more of a great place to alight. Of course what goes up must come down which meant the first few shifts in January was the great tidy up.

Maintenance work on the outside of the building was the first big push and we didnt have much time before the first ‘half term’ runs so pretty busy indeed. This included gutter cleaning, exterior was down, picket fence wash down and general platform sweep down.

On the 28/01/2022 we saw the departure of the stored DRS engines that Direct Rail services had put up for sale – a shame to see them go.

Headed by Class 47 47643 on the 5Z17 from Boness to Manuel consisted of 4 SRPS MK1 coaches, class 20’s 20305 & 20302 plus class 37 37703. The engines later head down to Crewe,

The two Saturday’s between the half term schedule saw  27001 On line proving duties

Caly 419 was also given a run prior to its imminent departure down south, here it is on the 14:15 2M05 arriving at Birkhill on Saturday 19 Feb 2022