Headed by Brian Mullen, the Churnet Valley Railway C&W department is at the forefront of the successful operation of the railway. Brian has at his disposal a team of skilful and enthusiastic volunteers who are prepared to try their hand at a wide range of projects.
The workload of the department can be split into three main areas:
� Ongoing maintenance of current rolling stock
� Large restoration projects
� Other tasks such as the maintenance of fences, level crossing gates, station furniture etc.
The biggest job undertaken by the C&W department was the refurbishment and conversion of a Mark 1 FK coach into an FO. This involved removing external doors, and adding windows as well as a comprehensive rebuild of a ‘wreck’. The pictures below show the various stages of the rebuild,