If some people are still wondering why Minett Park’s historic trains don’t run during the winter, here’s a rundown of all the work that’s been done this winter to accommodate visitors during the season.
1. Train 1900
Train 1900 has an impressive collection of 10 steam locomotives and 5 diesel/rail locomotives. It may seem surprising, but not all of them have the same use and, above all, steam locomotives can only be used for 5 years at a time. Indeed, each steam boiler has a certificate valid for 5 years, after which it must be completely dismantled, checked, maintained and possibly repaired before being reassembled. The volunteers then take the opportunity to do all the other necessary work on these machines, most of which are a hundred years old. Four locomotives will be in circulation for the 2022 season. If you want to know more about these locomotives, please read the dedicated article (LINK).
Three locomotives required extensive work this winter: