Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Progress Wednesday 14th November 2012

Dear all
Much endeavour on many fronts again with the PWT taking the leading role. Track patrols again proved their use to the safety of the line with Tony W spotting a broken fishplate between Idridgehay and Shottle resulting in its replacement. The PWT also organised a Works Train to transfer our former "Shell" tanker to site at Shottle station that will provide the water supply for mixing cement. I don't think it has travelled so far for many years! Coping stones were removed from the south end of Shottle platform and a modest amount of ballast remaining in the Rudd was deposited on the southern pointwork there.
There is a growing number of our team taking an interest in the Shottle platform reconstruction and I am very pleased to report EVRA's support in providing the surface material when the project is nearing conclusion.
The "Bubble Car" project moved ever forward with the east side gutter painted and the Head of Gardening moved more brash to the Wirksworth burning site.
The Pullman Buffet Car had a quiet day but the Booking Hall processed a flurry of Santa bookings. Another test customer emerged after some 7 months of silence which brought further anticipatory joy to our world.