Thursday, 10 July 2008

Thursday 10th July 2008

Dear all
Another fairly miserable day with heavy rain at regular intervals but the VCT achieved their usual high productivity with trees felled at Shottle station platform, fence repairs to inhibit the Belgian Blues visiting the line and vegetation clearance at the regular site south of Idridgehay. The flail train attacked the Hazelwood area to good effect and these activities are now on hold for a while.
Dmus were positioned for the weekend and the opportunity was taken to formally test the 2 Car Met-Cam on the Incline allowing for the formal documentation to be completed to allow the train to carry passengers to Ravenstor if and when necessary.
The mystery of blue lines appearing at Ken Rowlands crossing was explained by a formal approach on behalf of Severn Trent Water for a new pipeline beneath the track there. A preliminary meeting is planned for tomorrow.
Narrow Gauge progress was also seen and the Booking Hall welcomed a few very hardy visitors.