Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Tuesday 11th March 2008

Dear all
 
Still a little lethargy from the weekend but the pace is gradually cranking up again. Phil was representing mytesttrack.com at the Infrarail exhibition in Birmingham and pressing the flesh. The Idridgehay south crossing gate received some remedial maintenance and the Permanent Way team concentrated on an area under Cemetery Lane bridge giving the Yard some well needed attention.
 
Work commenced on the Road/Rail Landrover to make it a credit to the Company with a new paint scheme. Great activity around Wee Yorkie with yet more parts removed and an air of confidence that it can all be put back together again. The Incline dmu car received further attention to its paintwork and it will remain out of service again until its ceiling can be completed.
 
The VCT returned to "normal" tasks and disposed of pre-cut brash in the Jebbs Lane area. Alleys collected the Grant Rail tamper and it never ceases to amaze me that these comings and goings attract so little attention, it being quite usual now.
 
We were pleased to welcome two new faces, one from the Severn Valley Railway with footplate and platform experience, and one who has had design experience with Jaguar - quickly pressed into bodywork repairs on the Landrover - should be a very good finish.
 
Regards
 
Martin