Saturday, 7 February 2009

Fylde Area Group

On the 15th of January we held our first meeting of 2009. 10 members were present and we spent most of the evening in various topics of conversation, including Salt and Mustard vans and where they travelled and debated why was gunpowder sent to Bishopsgate (G.E.) goods depot circa 1928.
We also had a visit from a Barton Wright 4-4-0 which was reportedly having pulling problems, following a series of investigations identified a problem with 4 wheel truck, which was lifting the front of the loco and therefore the leading driver, significantly reducing the traction effort.

The next meeting is Thursday 19th February, please contact Mike Norris (details on blue sheet), should you require more information.

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