During the Winter maintenance period, No 1 engine was replaced.
Number 2 engine was replaced over the winter maintenance period.
The centre car batteries were showing their age and were replaced during the maintenance period.
In the short term, the GWSR plc decided to hire in some 1960s Heritage Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) as there were no suitable DMUs already at the railway. When the opportunity arose to purchase ‘Bubble Car’ W55003 in full running order, a group of GWSR volunteers (ironically from the Steam Locomotive Department) quickly formed the company now known as CDRL.