Locomotive Manager Appointed
The Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of John Wilkinson to the newly created position as Locomotive Manager. John will be responsible for day to day planning and delivery, and also the ongoing development of the Trust’s support crew volunteers as they improve their skills and competence. The Trust is delighted that John has come on board as he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to a new role which will be pivotal to the organisation in the future.
John joins the Trust from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where he was Footplate Superintendent and has been involved in the running of steam locomotives, including Tornado, on the main line and heritage railways for over 30 years. John is passionate about former LNER traction and remains involved with the NYMR in a voluntary capacity.
Commenting on his appointment, John Wilkinson said, “I have enjoyed working as a volunteer with Tornado and look forward to further involvement going forward, particularly working with our volunteer support crew.”
John (on the footplate) is seen with Bob Hart, Dave Procter and Graham Ward - A1SLT