The latest from Graham Clarke:
Last Saturday and Sunday at Barrow Hill it was all hands to D9009 working on completing the annual C Exam. The underside and bogies were steam cleaned by Geoff. The second bogie was re-blocked by Dave, while Mike helped out and then greased the bogies (all 96 grease points). Dave then removed the securing nuts and lifted the radiator grills ready for steam cleaning on Sunday. Inside Pete and I were checking over and cleaning all the electrical machinery, including the main and auxiliary generators and all the auxiliary machines for making air, vacuum and traction motor cooling. The load regulators and master controllers were also checked.
The radiators and depot gutters were steam cleaned on Sunday by Ray and Darrell.
Thanks very much to you all. Work will carry on next Friday and Saturday.