Friday, 26 October 2007

Friday 26th October 2007

Dear all
 
Our normal day for reflection and exploring the meaning of life was greatly disturbed by activity. Early bird boffins reviewed the infrastructure needed to restore and upgrade our web cam system and usefully ensured another early bird delivering materials to Roy (71) and Les (77) for the interceptor pit found them and their deep hole.
 
Special thanks to David Newby and Hylton who shunted the yard so we could accept three hopper wagons full of ballast, put Sir Peter where repairs could be effected, marshalled the ballast train for Monday and repositioned the Incline train ready for tomorrow.
 
The week's work for our hired in digger and driver finished with a clean up at Gorsey Bank and the preparation of walkways either side of the crossing. We have been very pleased with the productivity of this machine and driver and will certainly use them again in the future.
 
Roy (71) and Les (77) completed the concrete base of the interceptor pit and are ready for the next part of the plot. The children's play area work continued and the Booking Hall welcomed a number of visitors who were entertained by the ballast being tipped in from the Wash Green dock (repeating history).A young offender and supervisor made sterling inroads into platform cleanliness and the area around the Training Room.
 
The icing on the cake was a very late booking from a customer who was with us this afternoon nearly generating enough income to pay for today's stone delivery.
 
All in all, a satisfactory day.
 
Regards
 
Martin