Thursday, 23 September 2010

Progress Thursday 24th September 2010

Dear all
Starting in the south the Duffield platform project strode forward today with 50 blocks placed on the wall, some 40 ft of wall concreted ready to receive blocks, removal of the old S&T location box, all old troughing removed and the north ramp dismantled. No content with all this the footings for the new north end platform wall were dug out. Truly a project coming on in leaps and bounds.
The PWT were working on the recently resleepered section to catch up with fishplate greasing achieving a commendable 22 pairs. The Works Train wagons were deposited at Duffield and LJB returned light engine to Wirksworth.
A little further north the VCT carried on their war against the hawthorn growth opening up around 25 yards in the area of milepost 135 1/2 and enjoyed the benefit of two large fires.
The Logging Dept were in action at Wirksworth and a meter was fitted to measure the electricity consumed by the EVRA shop. John Hastings-Thomson again single handedly tended to the cleaning out Ferrybridge No3 and emptied the ash pit.
Another productive day.