Counting Down the Hours

Loco Yard

35029 Ellerman Lines - Merchant Navy class (sectioned) - How a Steam Engine WorksSo tonight is the night before the big day – my first day as a Project Supervisor for the Watercress Line!  I have the usual combination of being excited and a few nerves to prove that I’m human.  The prospect of working for one of my favourite organisations is definitely an incredible feeling, plus there’s prospect of getting my teeth into a challenge that I really want to do well that does not help the nerves caused by the high expectations of myself!  The Project to overhaul the immense 35005 Canadian Pacific is very special – not just because of the result of there being a finished steam engine and two Bulleid carriages at the end of it.

After spending some time reading through the documents associated with the CanPac project, it’s struck me how incredible the scope of the Project is.  The Project is not just about overhauling a steam engine, it’s trying to connect this work – (the skills, know-how and enthusiasm) to…

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