Thursday, 3 January 2008

Thursday 3rd January 2008

Dear all
A bitterly cold day with a small but perfectly formed permanent way team who achieved a further 7 sleepers in unenviable conditions. The VCT attacked the 49 steps area again with two chain saws on the go and benefited from a warm fire as a result of their endeavours.
Dave Mee (73 today) used his birthday to continue track laying on the narrow gauge and there was a final clearance of the Information Room and removal of the access ramp.
Work started on Barnsley Lane bridge with stonework transported for safe storage on the former dust dock. The east side of the bridge will have to be partially rebuilt necessitating some weight being removed before the the "stitching and grouting" can take place.
My Test Track HQ, Phil's Office, has been gutted ready for the computer boffins to move in to install a base for all the technical equipment that drives the webcams, internet and phone system. To celebrate Phil purchased and fitted a new carpet which is a tasteful shade of cream. I suggest that anyone entering the sanctum wears surgical overshoes - or else!
The Booking Hall welcomed a few hardy visitors and the Mess Hall received a tidy up.