Monday, 16 June 2008

Monday 16th June 2008

Dear all
The first day of Wirksworth Church of England infant school's Railways week. Ably guided by Vince Morris and John Hastings Thomson the morning and afternoon visits were most successful and it was heartening to see how much effort our team and school had put into this project.
Phil and I accomplished a whole line weed treatment journey, not to escape the children honest!, and is clear we are getting on top of the on track vegetation with the very noticeable exception of the mares tail invasion - more research required. At Duffield we met the developer of the new flats and had some useful information on the routes of power cables and drains through our property there.
Back at base 2 fitted vans arrived containing spares for the dmus. After some tlc they will look quite nice on demonstration goods trains in the future.
Further work was achieved on the narrow gauge project and some mechanical and cleaning progress was made with Iris. The track patrol covered Ravenstor, Gorsey Bank and the Yard accomplishing some routine repairs, point and ground frame oiling.
The Booking Hall received a few visitors and help welcome our school visitors and white paint was applied to the first of the two new entrance gates.
Quit a lot of activity on a "quiet" day