Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Tues 1st Sept

Evenin all,

A day of clearing away after the busy weekend.

As usual recently, the delivery of ballast was causing problems to the
local quarries, with the load ordered for 0800, the first two loads
were delivered between 0930 and 1000, but a call to the weighbridge
after lunch confirmed the worst fears, and they had forgotten us. The
final load arrived at nearly 1500. This meant that no Ravenstor service
was able to run.

The DST were busy in the maintenance area and were cleaning and
checking various boiler fittings now that the boiler will be back with
us shortly. They also managed to paint the cab, chimney, and fit wheel
wedges and the brake covers.

The VCT were again down south and had two good fires and started
collecting scrap material uncovered during their work. The Flail
arrived back at Wirksworth for more attention and routine servicing.

The Per way team respaced some concrete sleepers on the CWR section
which were moved during the welding of the rails. They then joined up
with the S&T team at Shottle, who had been fitting the FPL for the
Loop. Together they started changing a few crossing timbers on th trap
point to the Loop.

The Booking Hall was open, as was the Buffet Car, several visitors
came for a look around.

Tomorrow sees the Per way team at Shottle.

Phil


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