Friday, 27 June 2008

Friday 27th June 2008

Dear all
Two significant events occurred today! The cladding of the Maintenance Facility commenced with staggering progress on the west side made already and L18 (not L5 as previously advised) arrived from LH Group ready for TBTC testing next week - you can see it nestling under the cameras on the e-v-r site.
Our IMT visited the Hazelwood area and conducted some remedial work on track spikes and sheared fishplate bolts. They also honed their agricultural skills by rounding up a few sheep that had come to see what they were up to. The IMT also conducted a final check on the TBTC test track so that all is well for L18's activities.
The narrow gauge project had more input and the application of Roy (72) and Les's (77) Wirksworth Improved Engine Green began to transform the look of the 40' container at the Maintenance Facility. Helen-Louise, now known as D2084, had further work to relivery it back to BR green.
The Booking Hall entertained a few visitors and the Buffet Car was readied for the weekend.
Another good day
PS - the Maintenace Facility will be somewhat of an exclusion area next week as the roof is put on - please don't venture there unless it is on Railway business!