Not an unpleasant day if a little cold which may have helped the Permanent Way Team achieve another high output of 35 sleepers changed together with 5 pairs of fishplates greased - a wonderful achievement. The MyTestTrack installation on the Gorsey Bank line was completed and gleams with a coat of white paint. The Komatsu, in the capable hands of Mike Billings, levelled the heaps of excavated material dropped from the Mermaid during the initial Army assisted work at Duffield. These were, by the nature of the vehicle, tipped at the sleeper ends and would have frustrated sleeper changing in this area on the long straight north of Duffield.
VCT turned their attention to fence repairs in the area of Bridge DJW11 for the benefit of the farmer there. Bridge repairs also continued courtesy of Network Rail.
The Booking Hall received a few visitors and Catering prepared for the Bank Holiday weekend.
PS There will be a team at Duffield on Sunday to keep the productivity up - please join if you can