Overhaul Project Manager

The management board is looking forward to completing the locomotive’s extensive and comprehensive ‘heavy general’ overhaul by the end of June this year.  In order to achieve this working party days will be increased, with both weekday and weekend working as the outstanding tasks require.

Keith Lines has, for personal reasons, stepped down from his former role as working party co-ordinator and Martyn Bane, with his knowledge of all aspects of the overhaul, in particular the air braking and electrical systems, has come forward as Project Manager to co-ordinate all aspects of the overhaul, mechanical, electrical, liaison with outside contractors and West Somerset Railway so that all work can be coordinated and, hopefully, avoid any duplication over the next six months.

Martyn has resigned from the management board and will receive remuneration for his time as Project Manager.

Martyn has already instigated the 6024 Diary via the ‘Spond’ APP and the management board encourages all working members (whether attending or not) to access and complete the alert with their availability in order to plan manpower availability in order to complete the outstanding work. Any members wishing to join or perhaps re-join the working parties can contact Martyn at eng2@6024.com or on 07713 741593.

Later this year sees the 50th anniversary of the Society’s formation and it is the board’s aim to have the locomotive completed and certified for the mainline in this ‘Golden Jubilee’ year.

Richard Abbey