A bitterly cold day, rarely above freezing, saw battery problem with
many vehicles, but at least the manpower was warm.
The main activity was once again at Duffield, where the southern
extremity of the line was dozed. The new Stop Block was positioned as
was the main line headshunt. There was some hanging about waiting for
machines to do their work, but by close of play we were more than happy
with the result.
We had a couple of interuptions, the Duffield Parish Council arrived
en masse, and were given a full tour of the site. A Test vehicle also
put in an appearance, they were testing a road rail tractor mounted
flail, this new customer went away very pleased, which is why we are
The S&T dept continued work at Shottle, creating a walkway so as not
to fall over the rodding runs., this met with some success.
The VCT were again working at Derby Road 4 bridge and managed a huge
The DST had a trying day1 They wondered why bits and pieces failed to
go together, and after much measuring, found that certain new bits on
No 3 were made on the large size.
The Carriage Dept continued to decorate their store/workshop with
woodchip., they managed to muster 5 bodies to help.
Tomorrow sees more work at Duffield with much skilled work involving
the rebuilding of our new pointwork.