Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Tues 4th dec

Evenin' all,

The long expected second Tube Lines vehicle arrived this morning.
'Nikki' , L2 of their stocklist. It is a diesell loco and joins L53 the
battery loco for more testing. They are expected to be here for a week
or so.

The fault in the telephone system has been traced. We have had
intermittent faults for a while, with the station number going down
yesterday. David and Richard B, have been swarming around the place and
are renewing the cabling system. After a new piece of string was added
the Booking Hall is back in business. As a result many more bookings
for Santa trains - not many spaces left - book now to avoid
dissappointment! We have already exceeded last years bookings.

More w work carried out inside the Incline coach and material arrived
for cielling restoration for another vehicle.

The VCT team had a mass workin at Idridgehay, where some of the
fencework around the crossing has been completed. Photos of their
endevours are on the website. Mick and his playmate in the playpen,
were busy fabricating more bits for the Idridgehay gates, including a
torsioning bar to keep the gates hanging squarely. This has been

The Per way team, aided and abbetted by two members of the Loco group
set about sleeper replacement starting at the Idridgehay end. The team
reached Jebbs lane by close of daylight, and also dropped sleepers off
for the renewal of the panel of bullhead rail 'slab track' north of
Jebbs Lane tomorrow.

The Electricity Board were also working just north of Idridgehay
cutting down trees by their overhead lines (take down as many as you

An experiment with the trackside lighting on the platform means that
platform 2 will be illuminated for the late afternoon Santa trains.

The works train was restocked ready for an early start in the morning
We will be taking Claire with us. Departure by 0930 please,late
arrivals drive to Jebbs Lane.


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