Monday, 5 October 2009

Monday 5th October 2009

Dear all
A little less frenetic today but fairly early departures of the Komatsu 130 and Works Train to Duffield got us into our stride again. The Works Train conveyed much in the way of materials for Duffield project including 188 concrete sleepers to complete the loop line and 100 timber sleepers towards the Hazelwood to Duffield section. So all is set for a prompt start tomorrow!
The Works Train locomotive returned light engine to Wirksworth to enter revenue earning service with Sperry Rail as they fine tuned SRS242 for its work in Barcelona. The planters at Wirksworth were replanted with winter plants and the Mess Hall had a good clean. The "VCT" Landrover was returned to Wirksworth for a fuel top up and transport for new volunteers expected tomorrow and the "de luxe" Landrover moved to a local garage for cosmetic restoration to ensure it looks its best for our MTT customers.
Signage posted for the weekend was recovered and the IMT checked over the Ravenstor line and Road 2 in the Yard undertaking routine remedial work.
The Booking Hall received the occasional phone call an welcome the even more occasional visitor. We say goodbye to our marquee this evening which guarantees that it will start raining again.