In the Steam Department we do not always rely on steam power; for the practical moving of steam locos around the shed and yard there are two 0-6-0 diesel shunters - a Class 04 (11230) that's most often seen in use and also a Yorkshire Engine Co. example, no. 372, known as 'Des'.
From time to time these small but mighty powerhouses require a little love and attention just like their bigger coal-fired stablemates - and on Wednesday it was Des' turn to be looked at by various members of the steam dept.
It needed all of its springs replacing as they were old, broken and generally a bit tired. The Wednesday Gang were organised and had all of the new springs lined up and ready to go:
|Ready to Spring into Action: New leaf springs on the pit road|
|Martin peers through the feet of John|
|New spring in place, ready for fitting...|
|As the old saying goes - many hands make light work!|
|Hard at Work!|