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December 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

To celebrate the start of the Santa Specials on the Epping to Ongar Railway today a present for D8001 arrived, the new set of bolts needed to replace the ones that had sheared between the engine and generator. The engine has unfortunately been out of service for the past few months whilst we sourced a set of replacements and tools required for the work, the specially engineered spares have not been easy to obtain, but are critical to get the engine running again for next year.

So whilst the passengers on the line were drinking mulled wine and enjoying travelling with Santa, we were in the cold completing the preparation and planning to start the work replacing the bolts one at a time from next weekend.

The Epping to Ongar 'Visit Santa' Specials are running every weekend up to Christmas hauled by the the visiting LNER N2, with gifts for the children, mulled wine and even a snow machine, if you are coming along spare a thought for us - Mince Pies and hot drinks would be much appreciated. 


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