Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Tuesday 22nd July

Evenin' all,

Once again activity spread out along the line.

The VCT repaired a gate on an Accomodation Crossing as well as
continuing to clear south of Idridgehay.

The main Per Way team continued fishplate greasing, and are now by the
cattle creep by Jebbs Lane. At last they are out of the deep ballast
shoulders which has slowed progress of late, but 6.5 pairs of plated
sorted today with many seized bolts.

The IMT walked the Incline and Yard carrying out routine maintenance.

The replacing of brake blocks on one of the 03's was completed and
some gentle testing was carried out. The opportunity was taken to drop
some more stone on the Pit road going into the shed.Some troughing was
also installed at the front of the shed to carry an electrical supply
under the tracks.

The Steam Team spent the day moving stores and bits to their new
container and having a sort out, using the Multicar.

One of the DMU,s was inside the shed having a rub down pending the
application of some special paint - At last some undercover painting.

The narrow gauge team were running back and forth with their own
ballast train.

Some 20 bags of logs were delivered to the Stone Centre in preperation
for Wapentake this weekend.

The housekeeping team came and gave the Mess Room its clean and the
Booking hall had a steady trickle of visitors.

Nev has also passed out as a Faraday driver, so the drinks are on him,
well done.

Phil

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