Thursday, 20 June 2013

Progress Thursday 20th June 2013

Dear all
A day of numerous jobs to forward the enterprise. The VCT collected timber from Hazelwood and turned their attention to essential fence repairs north of Idridgehay where the materials on site were well beyond their sell by date. Mike Billings fitted the flail to the Komatsu and after a lot of fine tuning set off to tackle the vegetation around footpath and accommodation crossings to preserve the sight lines. This in addition to the Round Up received yesterday will help start reverse the take over of the line but an extreme spurt in weed growth over the last few weeks.
The PWT concentrated their efforts on the Wirksworth Platform 2 extension which will occupy them over the next few weeks. The Class 119 had interior timber fitted over the doors in the guards compartment and the team fuelled and filed the fleet ready for the upcoming weekend.
A new water supply was created at the south end of Platform 1 which will aid the topping up of toilets without the hose trailing across the platform. The M1M continued with more improvements to the CK.
The Pullman Buffet Car had a steady stream of visitors and staff. The Booking Hall turned its attention to school group opportunities and began to plan for rather special footplate experiences on the L&Y locomotive which will be marketed through our web site.
Alan Johnson produced our first ever carriage roof boards which are illustrated in today's photos.