Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Progress Wednesday 31st July 2013

Dear all
An extremely wet day that saw the PW Team journeying to the Bournebrook Avenue area south of Gorsey Bank to correct track alignment which had been affected by the recent very high temperatures. The SBT reported that they had achieved 60 ft of stonework and 60ft of concrete backfill over the last two days.
At base repairs were conducted to the fire damaged cable supplying power to the north end of the Maintenance Facility and the LCC gave the locomotive hauled set of carriages a good clean. The Filing Fairy continued to ensure our records are in good shape and Mike Evans made progress with renewing the yellow end of 51188.
Sales were made in both the Booking Hall and Pullman Buffet Car as we look forward to tomorrow's threatened heat wave.
Today's photo is another from our not too recent past as the Idridgehay Level Crossing was remade before that section of line was reopened.
PS - Those needing access to the Wirksworth site in the early hours for steam locomotive purposes should note that these combination locks have not been changed.