The first day of this years new format Agricultural Power from the Past draws to a close after a busy session of preparation and shunting. Star attractions include the ex Port of Par locomotives ‘Alfred’ and ‘Judy’ which have been at work in the Colliery all day. The shift started yesterday with preparations and fitness to run examinations, plus the re-wheeling of the ever-so-useful chaldron waggon with RCH height buffer beam. A number of the chaldrons will be re-wheeled over coming months, to ensure the tyre profiles are of an acceptable standard for continued operation.
As ever with these posts, here are some related views, taken around the colliery over the last two days. There is a public photo session on Friday evening (see main website for details) and we will probably pose the two visiting locos around the screens then one of them in the loco shed after dusk.