Thursday, 10 September 2009

Thursday 10th September 2009

Dear all
 
A wonderful day with a warm sun beaming down. This helped with a burst of "spring" cleaning with the 2 Car Met-Cam having some serious attention to both the exterior and interior with the light diffusers specially benefiting from this work. The interior of the Maintenance Facility also was cleansed of sundry detritus and a nearly empty Road 3 enabled the disposal of items abandoned in the four foot (between the rails).
 
The CEO Fence Painting continued to sparkle up the white paling and narrow gauge locomotive training was undertaken.
 
Further south the Shottle North Ground Frame has been painted and the levers are now in their appropriate colours. Further benches were set up and the holes filled in and the ground levelled. The Sturgeon received more materials for the Duffield pointwork installations and is ready to be tripped to Wirksworth for more supplies to be loaded.
 
Even further south the VCT had a successful three fire day, cleansed the line to Duffield of brash produced by Tuesday's flailing and achieved further painting of the handrails on bridge DJW5.
 
All in all a most satisfactory day.
 
Martin