Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Progress Tuesday/Wednesday 1st and 2nd December 2015

Hi all
The Pway team took advantage of having no service train this week and worked at Bournebrook Avenue to remove the 15 mph speed restriction. This location has the tightest curve on the line to Duffield and is where BR removed a point and replaced it with plain line. The problem is caused because the joint is on the centre of the curve. The remedy is to cut the rails into four and drill new holes for additional fish plates, to remove central joint. Not an easy task!!
A track patrol was also completed between Wirksworth and Idridgehay
The North Pole was decorated with the help of extra volunteers and new lights were purchased for the tree
The DMU duo commenced work on the north bogie of 55006 necessary to allow it to be jacked for removal for access to defective vacuum cylinder
All for now
Mike Evans