Thursday, 17 January 2008

Thurs 17th Jan

Evenin' all,

Another day where activity was largely governed by the elements. The
Ditching digger completed the Up ditchbetween mp 139.5 to 139.25. The
nachie was later transferred by rail to 140.75 wher landscaping and
shoulder building started to take place.

Meanwhile, our hired digger should have been working on the NG,
dropping ballast. Due to the weather that was put on hold, and our
digger, with steve on board went by rail to just south of Gorsey Bank
where work started on clearing the Up and Down Cess. Excess material
will be used to create a 'bund' against neighbours encroaching any

The per way team, when not zoomong about delivering machines dropped
the VCT and their Brakevan at 49 steps wher more vegetation was
cleared, A little light tidying up and brash burning is now required.
\the \Team also changed 5 more sleepers and cleared another 3 ready for

Two young students visited the steam restoration area today to get
close up and dirty with two steam locos. This is part of a local
project, the youths showed some interest in the project, and will be
coming on a regular basis.

Roy and Les, who were warm and snug in their container, continued
sorting and storing.

The rain once again was the villain of the day, with Thunderstorms at
lunchtime and torrential downpours. During the afternoon, the Passenger
Services dept had one of their regular meetings.


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