There will be an intensive timetable throughout the weekend with a 12-carriage set due to run on the last train of the day on both Friday and Saturday evenings at 17.30 from Sheffield Park.
Members may well have heard that Martin Walker’s No. 55022 (currently disguised as No. 55018) suffered a quillshaft failure on July 12 whilst en route to Whitby with a NYMR service. The DPS is in touch with Martin offering any help or advice it can. Martin intends to lift out the power unit using the NYMR’s steam crane and place the unit on a wagon. The generator will then be separated. After that, the phasing case will be taken off in order to get at the failed component. Martin does have a spare quillshaft in stock.