Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Progress Tuesday 28th December 2010

Dear all
Life is steadily returning to normal although Wirksworth was bathed in a damp cold fog today that chilled all but the stoutest hearts. Nonetheless, quite a number of people met the challenge and the DST continued their refurbishment of Henry Ellison with further work on the axle boxes, connecting rods and back cab sheeting.
The LMSCA reported further fitting of pareses and lighting in the Third Open together with more axle box cleaning. The recently arrived LMS Brakevan also received attention so that it may join the running fleet in the foreseeable future - just a little pressure!
Further south the VCT returned to the attack adjacent to Holloway Road in Duffield as conditions gradually enable them to renew their efforts with the vital work.
Tomorrow sees the PWT with an opportunity to return to work with much to do before next April.
For irregular readers - DST Dream Steam Team, LMSCA London Midland & Scottish Railway Carriage Association, VCT Vegetation Clearance Team and PWT Permanent Way Team