CHAKA will be ready for operation once adjustments have been made to the braking system. As Chaka is larger than our other locos, a lot of cutting back on the lineside has been done to enable safe passage, still a bit more to do.
The Simplex diesel has had outstanding maintenance done. It is now receiving attention to the paintwork and should be ready to run services very soon.
The May steam gala saw SENA 15 and 1091 in operation over the very successful three day weekend, with ten loaded trains run each day.
Our faithful Hunslet diesel has been showing signs of strain lately, failing on two consecutive Sundays while working the passenger service. It was quickly mended on 31 May, with only one train cancelled, but on 7 June ran just two trains, with repairs completed the following day.
JUSTINE is diagrammed to work during the Classic Vehicles day on 14 June. SENA 15 will be in operation on the Thomas weekend of 20/21 June, along with another loco, probably 1091.