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13/07/2018 (4 years ago)   General News

We are disappointed to report that some mindless petty thief decided to steal the starter motor from one of our maintenance vehicles overnight. This is particularly frustrating when the vehicle was left in position to carry out essential maintenance this morning prior to our services running this weekend. 

The maintenance has continued albeit involving human power as opposed to mechanical power.

Given the location of the vehicle it is not beyond reasonable assumption that the individual or individuals concerned did this to prevent us from running our steam services. Despite the hot weather we continue to risk assess and evaluate the fire risk on a daily basis, however, certain people will go to great lengths to spoil the enjoyment of our passengers, and increase the workload of our voluntary staff.

The fire service continue to work closely with us during our prolonged heatwave, and we continue regular dialogue with them.

G Wilson
Managing Director