EMAIL LETTER 25.5.17
NEWS ON THE HOTTEST DAY!
IS coming! The National Railway Museum, owners of the historic
locomotive 'Cornwall', kindly gave consent yesterday afternoon for
Quainton to instruct a haulier to collect her from Shildon. And they
have advertised on their Facebook page that this weekend will be the
last opportunity for a while to see her at Shildon before her journey
understand that the delay has been caused by the need to investigate
the amount of asbestos, its condition and location on the locomotive.
are hoping that she can be delivered to us in the next couple of
weeks to take advantage of opportunity windows at Quainton but this
will depend, of course, on the hauliers commitments.
ON ITS HOLIDAYS!
04 number D2298 which was built in 1960 and arrived with us in
October 1982 has left Quainton, today, for a 2 week hire to the East
Lancashire Railway. She was repainted into British Railways green
livery recently from the BR blue of recent years but came to as 'Lord
Wenlock' from the Derwent Valley Railway when that line closed. I
gather that the East Lancs is holding a Small Engines Gala with both
steam and diesel in early June.
her return D2298 will be delivered to our Down Yard so that we have
a vacuum fitted locomotive in both yards as a precaution against
steam locomotive failure. Accordingly, Cromwell, the new and bright
yellow diesel hydraulic engine, is being fitted with vacuum in the Up Yard.
NEWS OF BRIAN AMMANN
has now returned home from a couple of weeks in a delightful
convalescent home in Rustington on the south coast following his
major operation. Brian has asked me to convey his thanks for all the
support and good wishes as he wont be able to visit Quainton for some
IN & OUT
have been asked to remind us all to sign in at the start of your day
- and out at the end of your day at Quainton. I gather that there are
several members who regularly fail to sign out and that this will
cause a problem in the case of an emergency. Similarly, I know there
are some who just don't bother signing in at all - and think it
we were to have a fire there is the possibility of a fireman having
dress up in breathing apparatus and go searching for someone who
has, in fact, left the Centre though he might trip over someone who
hasn't signed in in the first place!
remember to sign in AND out.
by Tony Lyster
EMAIL LETTER 25.5.17 - a second one
DETAILS FOR THIS WEEKEND - includes VAMES, 6989 and others
have received the following information for this weekend:
Over the bank holiday weekend can all volunteers and staff cars
please be parked in the members car park as we need to maximise the
available space in the main car park as we don't have the resources
available to open the Field car park if needed.
Can anyone bringing a car onto the site, including VAMES and 6989
teams, over the weekend please make sure you are parked up by 10:15
and enter via the gate from the members car park adjacent to the
Quainton Road Station. NB: For visitor safety the Station master at
his discretion, will shut and may be lock this gate once the site has
Increased Watchfulness. In light of the tragic and horrendous events
in Manchester we all need to be alert to the fact that so called
'soft' targets are being identified for such attacks. Before Monday
it would have seemed that a pop concert attracting young children was
a very low risk of suffering such an attack - we now have to assume
all leisure and venue locations are potential targets - including the
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.
be watchful and observant and if you are suspicious of anything,
person or baggage, then please bring it to the attention of the
Station Master, which will be Ben Jackson on both days this weekend.
appears that in the QEL sent earlier today I got my diesels muddled
up. I gather than Cromwell is in a grey undercoat and that another
one is yellow. The lesson? I should get out more and observe things
that don't involve timber Wolverton builds of the 1890's!!
by Tony Lyster