A dull and wet day challenged today's test customer with a less than successful first outing of their prototype machine. Nonetheless, this is what testing in a quiet, private environment is all about and I am sure the information gathered will enable them to progress their machine into service.
We welcomed a second delegation from the Korea Railroad Research Institute who were exploring the particular style of testing we undertake and the economics attached. A useful exchange of views ensued and I am sure there will be some as yet unknown benefit.
The dmu team were busy "winterising" the fleet as antifreeze was added to the various coolant systems reminding us we are entering the dark days of the year. 16 tonnes of crushed concrete was delivered and nearly all of it landed in the Rudd for transfer to Duffield tomorrow.