Friday, 9 April 2010

Progress Friday 9th April 2010

Dear all,
Another day of great endeavour with a very large team tending to the newly arrived Class 108 including a full service and satisfactory start of the engines. Ferrybridge No3 is looking ever more smart with its green gloss largely complete, The LMSCA received yet more machine tools that were unloaded and moved with the help of the forklift and Komatsu. They also managed to connect the corridor connections between the two Stanier coaches declaring this to be a first in this area.
The lone member of the IMT cleansed Gorsey Bank level crossing gates and then moved on to assist the installation of rails on the new ash pit. With the aid of a JCB, some of the bagged ballast residing in the Car Park was spread in the area leading to the pit after the final tractor load of muck was taken off site. The whole aspect of this part of the Yard is much improved.
DRE, after helping the LMSCA, continued to fettle parts for the Duffield installations that, all being well, will be completed on Sunday.
The Booking Hall received a number of visitors and the Catering Manager was preparing for what is hoped to be a decent and profitable weekend.