Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Progress Report Wednesday 31st October 2007

Evenin' all,

Lots of activity again in the warm autumn sunshine, Running North to
South, the activity was more or less as follows:-

Roy and Les rendered the intercepter tank and started making the cover
for it; more green paint was applied to the Incline coach,

The narrow gauge team seemed to have Plant zooming around with
sleepers, rails and stone going in all directions.

More work was carried out on the new Trap Point protecting the main
line through platform 2.

Some members of the per way team continued to regulate the ballast
between Wash Green and the Hannages Footcrossing, the result is most
pleasing. Other members gave the pointwork a touch of lubrication, a
dirty job, but one that is done every few months. Hylton took stock of
requirements for the big attack on Fishplate greasing and bolting up.
This task will involve many hands over the next few months.

Paint was also applied to the Idridgehay Gate posts as well as the
home for the Power station.

At Idridgehay, the concrete for the crossing gates was delivered and
is now going off with the bolts for the gate posts cast in place.

We welcomed a new customer, who brought a special trolley for testing,
they also invited representatives from London Fire service, Network
Rail, CTRL, London Ambulance to see the emergency vehicle in action.
No photos are being published at this time, but the vehicle with six
burly chaps standing up ran to Duffield and back - such was the speed
and battery life, we also proved that the lighting was working
properly! Representatives from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue were also in
attendance. I firmly believe that further new business will result.

A busy day all round

Phil

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