Saturday, 23 May 2020

Work at Percy Main

Three volunteers were down at Percy Main this afternoon to tackle vegetation and give the area a general tidy up

03078 and the tool van stood in Percy Main platform

Grass cutting



03078s running board loaded up with logs, ready to return to Middle Engine Lane

Thursday, 21 May 2020

New tank wagons


We may not be running trains at the moment but the railway continues to grow and develop while we are closed. One of our long-standing goals has been to be able to demonstrate the types of trains that could be typically seen around Percy Main in the 1950’s and 60’s. Today we took delivery of two privately owned tank waggons, taking the fleet up to three. These will help us to tell the story of when oil trains ran to and from the Esso Terminal at Percy Main.

These wagons have come from the Ribble Steam Railway & Museum


03078 was used for unloading


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Work on 03079

Work has picked up again on 03079, our visiting class 03. Volunteer Michael has made good progress up top, here one section has received an undercoat and another has received primer, filler and sanding

First top coat applied

Meanwhile, Richard has been continuing replacement of the cab floor

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Coal delivery

We took delivery of 28 tonnes of coal on Monday, here Michael in the tractor is piling it all up against the coal wall

Monday, 18 May 2020

Work picking back up

Work is slowly picking back up at the railway this week whilst all volunteers are still obeying social distancing guidelines, here an old shed roof has been erected so that the dumper truck can be kept under cover

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Battery inspections

Volunteers are still carrying out essential maintenance under strict social distancing rules during the lockdown. John has been on site today checking the carriage lighting batteries


Friday, 10 April 2020

Security checks

Today should have been the railway’s Fish n Chip specials, but instead all is quiet. Staff and volunteers are continuing to make regular security visits to the site during the lockdown.