Friday, 15 May 2009

Friday 15th May 2009

Dear all
 
At the north end of our adventure we goodbye to the Ballast Regulator as it departed to earn its keep in the eastern counties. The "Bubble Car" performed workmen's duties to Shottle and during its absence opportunity was taken to place Hydra on display at Platform 1 and LJB into Platform 3 for cab ride opportunities tomorrow morning. Later the Komatsu 130 returned from Shottle and added to the vehicle line up at Platform 1. Cylinder boring continued on Ferrybridge No3 and the work will run on to tomorrow.
 
The morning was also occupied by discussions with Network Rail about the management and inspection of our many structures. We have had a great deal of help from NR in this area and this is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
 
At the Maintenance Facility Iris received attention to an oil leak and further preparation was undertaken on 03084.
 
A request for a customer for 40 one tonne weights next Tuesday was dealt with and it would appear that our ballast will be undertaking another journey -for a price.
 
The Booking Hall dealt with a few visitors and the quality of today's phone calls was pleasantly productive.
 
The Shottle Supplement will follow and I would like to add my thanks to all who participated in this mammoth push forward.
 
Martin