Visit to DRS Depot July 2018

Visiting the loco sheds on a warm summers evening

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Members and Friends enjoyed a fascinating visit to DRS Kingmoor Depot on a sunny summers evening.

After clearing security we were greeted by Norman who escorted us to their brand new offices where we were split into two groups. One group were taken on a tour of the loco sheds with Brian whilst the other group learned about the history and work of DRS and then they swapped over.

In the loco shed we learned about the locos and were allowed to visit the drivers cab and sit in the drivers seat of the most modern hybrid electric/diesel loco which was very interesting - Ian had to be dragged out of the seat to let the others in!

Refreshments were provided before we reluctantly had to leave and make our way to Vallum House for a light supper.