Monday, 17 August 2009

Monday 17th August 2009

Dear all
A pleasant start to the week weather-wise. Bubble Car M55006 received some care and attention including a repaint of the north end buffer beam. L50 left us this afternoon for Ruislip and stripping of the Incline Coach continued ready for removal of the roof tomorrow.
Attempts were made by the IMT to channel the surplus water affecting the track on the Incline under Cemetery Lane bridge with some success. The Maintenance Facility saw further action to cosmetically restore 11520 and the BP/Shell tank wagon which included the removal of algae built up over the years of open storage.
The Booking Hall welcomed a number of visitors and fielded the usual phone calls.
The Permanent Way Team should report to Wirksworth tomorrow to undertake work within the Yard due to the indisposition of the Works Train locomotive. The necessary tools will be gathered from Shottle by road.