Saturday, 14 June 2014

Saturday 14th June 2014

 

Good Evening All
Today we had a steady productive day on our railway.
The trains wended their way through our very scenic route to Duffield and Ravenstor, passenger numbers held steady but maybe we would have had more except for those football games in Brazil.
On the productivity scene the DMU Team managed to start the engine on 50253 and it had its first run in anger on No 1 Road to Wash Green,also we repaired an oil leak on 51370 and prepared the gearbox for removal from 50170.
Other tasks were as follows Dan continued with the roof painting on the 8F coach.
The LMSCA fitted insulation to the bodyside of the LMS TO and fitted the ceiling supports on this vehicle/also preparation was made by Derek to the BSK in readiness for next weekend loco hauled weekend.
On the infrastructure side new chicken wire was fitted to the North End Crossing walkway as an anti slip measure for people passing from Platform 1 to 2.
Anton was seen to be moving what looked like wooden gateposts before going to Shottle with the strimmer to tend to the vegetation.
The Class 31 had a check over and the electric were looked at on the Pullman Buffet.
The Model Railway was in operation and the Book Shop generated interest from our passengers.
An interesting and Productive Day

Graham Walker

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