Sunday, 8 November 2009

Progress Sunday 8th November 2009

Hi all,
Another bitterley cold day but with fewer showers than yesterday. A reasonable sized team turned out today and attacked a variety of tasks.
The booking hall was open today and took a delivery of misc. railway magazines for EVRA. Some of them dating back to 1937!
My estheemed colleague and myself rectified the signal on the incline ground frame that has been out of action recently and test results have proved satisfactory.
In the Engineerium, a small crew continued work on the DMUs assisted by two duty conscripts after they had moved some rail chairs in the yard. Tasks progressed on the Class 119 include painting of exhaust parts in heat-resistant paint, staining and varnishing window surrounds, varnishing internal doors and stripping old paint of an over-door Pelmet. Iris had her luggage racks cleaned as they were getting quite grubby, so now passengers' accessories will stay nice and clean and the engine which will soon be fitted to 51505 received a spruce up with paint. This is, of course, only a visual thing but it just makes things looked cared for.
A most satisfactory day,
Mick Thomas via Leigh

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