Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Wed 12th Dec

Evenin' all,

The Motive Power chaps spent some time moving the main fuel pump and
installing the new Oil Store alongside, as well as more work on moving
and disconnecting the electrical supply to the old container, ready for
forthcoming work to move electrons to a better site alongside the
Maintenance area.

Some 14 narrow gauge sleepers were laid on the NG line. and a couple
more rails ran out. Two soldiers arrived to protect Nottingham Castle
from Santa. I bet they get the point if a Bubble Car driver sees them
on Saturday (first day of Santa Specials - we are running Santa
specials on extra days this year, and some trains are fully booked, not
many places left on the others).

L53 carried out some more trials on their test site, this loco will be
returning to London in the morning.

The Per way team returned to the cattle creep just north of Jebbs
lane, dozens of barrow loads of best granite ballast were relocated to
that area, so that part has been completed, more sleepers were changed,
as far as MP 139 (near Barnsley Lane)

Some more logs were brought up for the firewood generation unit and
were offloaded by their work area.

Tomorrow sees the works train away for 0930, with more sleeper
changing and clearance work around 40 steps starting.

Phil

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