The first of our operating days of the 2015 season at the Severn Valley Railway takes place this Saturday, when 55019 ‘ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER’ is booked to work the following trains:
09.55 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 11.55 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster, 13.30 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, 15.40 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster
It will be a busy weekend as, in addition, there will be a working party on D9009 ‘ALYCIDON’ at Kidderminster to prepare the loco for its forthcoming British Pullman tour on May 16th. Jobs required include:
1) D9009 bellows to replace on unit 408, means dropping coolant, replace part and refill
2) D9009 electrical checks.
3) Clean and polish D9009, its not too bad but if we keep on top of it it will make the job easier. Plus we can make it look really good for the SVR Pullman 50th Anniversary Charter London Victoria-Kidderminster & Return the following week.
The working party will start at Kidderminster at 09.30, any members wanting to help out must contact Mike Hallam-Rudd beforehand please.