Thursday, 9 July 2009

Thursday 9th July 2009

Dear all
Productivity all round again today with the VCT's ingeneous solution to provide access to the Model Railway when it is open and provide access to the Weighbridge from the rail side when the it is closed. VCT also completed the work at the main gate including a restraint when it is open and the whole effect is most attractive. To round off their tasks at Wirksworth the Landrover has a safe tail gate again.
We welcomed Richard Hatch back into the fold to assist with the ground frame installations and today saw a combined effort by DRE and the PWT to maximise the load of the scrap skip in the general tidy up of Shottle Yard. The Permanent Way Team then went on to insert 10 new sleepers south of Postern Lodge and back load logs for Wirksworth. The flail dealt with sight lines at accommodation crossings north of Idridgehay and it is becoming difficult to know how we managed without the machine.
A customer entertained us at Wirksworth whilst conducting brake tests on three small road/rail machines which would be a tempting acquisition if we could ever afford one. Anton bravely went out to erect the signage for the weekend and the platform furniture received further attention.
In the bowels of the Maintenance Facility Faraday's cosmetic restoration neared completion and parts of Ferrybridge No3 were tastefully repainted.
The Booking Hall coped with an influx of visitors and the usual range of phone calls.