Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Progress Wednesday 4th July 2012

Dear all
More rain today that had a positive effect on rail temperatures allowing a further 8 joints to be created in the former long welded section by the PWT in the most unpleasant of conditions. The PWT also patrolled the Incline and collected a further one hundred brand new fishplate bolts from Doncaster. A great credit on all concerned. Opportunity was also taken to check and service the level crossing lights at Gorsey Bank and Idridgehay.
I have a technical correction to make in that both steam pipes within the smokebox of No3 were found to be defective but those within Henry Ellison seem to be OK. The DST are pulling out all the stops to return No3 to service early next week although I have had to disappoint a further three customers for the planned experience this Friday.
The LCC cleansed Iris and the Training Room and the Bubble Car received further filler and undercoat.
The Booking Hall and Pullman Buffet Car received a number of soggy visitors and you have to feel sorry for anyone holidaying in the area or, perhaps, anywhere in the UK.