Wednesday, 9 April 2008



Photos: Brian M

Driving Hotspur

Yesterday was a lovely sunny, Spring like day at Ashmanhaugh with cuckoos and woodpeckers heard, and the chance for two of us to gain more experience in preparing, driving & disposing of Hotspur, which was gladly taken ! The loco is a joy to drive, and all she needs now are her nameplates and lettering fitted, and she is fully refurbished and complete. A lovely loco that is a credit to our Engineering team who have spent many hours bringing her up to her present standard. The photos show the view from the cab as Ashmanhaugh Station Home signals are approached, and Barry cautiously entering Ashmanhaugh Station.