Fireman Linda Cowen on the footplate of GWR 56xx no.5637 Driver Brian Laitt in the cab of BR class 08 diesel shunter 08032, providing brake van rides during an event. Jim Cobb and Steve Masters replacing a buffer on Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 no.705. Jerry West working on the boiler of Yankee Tank no.30075. Driver John Greathead coupling up GWR 56xx no.5637. Roger Cooke, Dick Masters, Steve Masters and Fireman Richard Taylor line with members of the 62 Group on the launch day for the newly rebuilt Yankee Tank no.30075. Fireman Ken Slade on the footplace of Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 no.1698 "Lord Fisher" whilst on Driver-for-a-Fiver duties. Dick Masters works on the boiler of Yankee Tank no.30075. Fireman Linda Cowen and Driver Doug Godden on the footplate of LMS 1F no.41705 during its short visit to the ESR. Steve Masters, acting as ESR Pilotman, prepares to uncouple BR Class 33 diesel no.33103 "Swordfish" from BR Standard 5NT no.73096 during a railtour to Cranmore. Fireman Linda Cowen and Driver John Scott pose beside Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 no.705 during a Santa Special. Locomotive Superintendant Steve Masters paints the BR crest onto the side of GWR 56xx no.5637 during its repaint into British Railways livery. Volunteers hard at work!  Standing is Roy West with Bob Clegg sat on the Chaired Sleeper Wagon in orange overalls and Jerry West to his left. Guard Nick Waton carries out one of the essential behind the scenes tasks, that of carriage cleaning. Not all the work is hard and taxing and there are plenty of opportunitues for holding up the Engine shed ... just in case.  Rory Edwards and Dave Golden Hann demonstrate how its done whislt watching the roof being lifted off Lady Nan. Guard Dave Bartlett gives the "Right Away" at Merryfield Lane Station with the 12:30 ex Cranmore Service on Good Friday 2005 "Ganger" Tom Yardley carries out another vital job at the ESR, namely routine painting.  He is shown here painting the WH Smith Newspaper Cabin, which currently houses a second hand magazine stall. Malcolm Symes puts the finishing touches to the repainted roof on Wine & Dine Coach (SO) 4823, undergoing external overhaul at the depot Alex squeezes into the inspection hole in the bunker of 5637 during its overhaul.