Thursday, 5 September 2019

Progress Thursday 5th September 2019

Dear all,

A moderate day on the trains with Iris back out handling the services. It was well loaded on the first train, especially.

We welcomed a reengineered on track plant machine which came all the way from Scotland at no more than 30mph. It was an L reg! I bet they're glad it passed the certification process.

Down the yard, DMU car 50253 which is still up on the jacks had the repaired fuel tank reconnected and a loose injector pump drive rebuilt. Very handy working at normal height rather than in the pit.

The PW gang have been surveying for another new siding in Wirksworth Yard which will be started with the assistance of Birmingham University in a few weeks time.

Work continued on the new station building which is hurling ever closer to being open.