PRCLT completed the overhaul of 6233 towards the end of October, allowing resources to be re-allocated to 5551 work. Before that, significant further progress was made in October with component removal from the frames, in preparation for refitting to the standard required. 

Leaky Finders have fitted spring links to the tender frames and trial fitted the springs: the frames have now been sprayed and the horn blocks and spring link brackets top-coated. HBSS are continuing making the boiler slide studs.


We are looking for a volunteer to help on the financial side. If you have experience of the Sage cloud-based financial programme, including the submission of VAT and gift-aid returns, and would like to volunteer your services then please email Neil Collinson at


As of 21st October this year’s raffle has raised £5696; last year’s final total was £6591, so make sure you return your ticket stubs by 8 November or they’ll miss the draw at the AGM on the 13th.  We’re grateful to those members who have already done so.


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