On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April, volunteers assembled en-masse at Weybourne, tasked with giving B12 8572 a well earned deep clean and polish. The B12 has been in Weybourne shed since November undergoing some stay replacement and attention to her valves, so a thorough clean was badly needed. 8572's apple green paintwork takes quite a bit of TLC to keep immaculate, but is well worth the effort to keep it clean.
The cleaning gang was joined by the NNR Junior Club on the Saturday, who showed much promise and even showed up a few of the adults in their attention to the details - no doubt in a few years we'll be seeing many of them progressing through the ranks.
The weekend was braced with wall to wall sunshine and was enjoyed by all. If you'd like to get involved and volunteer with the cleaning gang, you can find more information on our Volunteering page (under the About section) for further details on how to do so. We're always welcome to helping hands, no matter what your commitment. The gangs meet once a month and it can be a very fun and sociable way to spend a day. The next meeting will be on Saturday 18th May, the intention being to give the loco a clean in readiness for her visit to the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway from 26th - 28th May.