Sunday, 18 August 2013

Progress Report Sunday the 18th of August 2013

Dear all,

A wonderful sunny summer day brought out the crowds after yesterdays Met Office overkill had rather damped them down. His grandness the Chairman came to inspect the magnificence of our endeavour and was pleased to note the till report. We welcomed several groups, including quite a large one from Milton Keynes which occupied John HT for most of the day before we despatched them happily back on their coach.

Down the yard, the interminable paint job that is the LMS brake van very nearly reached its final top coat. Nearby, the class 33 team attempted to adjust their alignment and this might involve another week of greasing our fitters.

The DMU team, who are "resting", attended to the toilet of unit 51505 with a number of pipes being removed and replaced with a rather simpler system in order to improve its reliability, or perhaps flushability. A little snagging in the 119 resulted in the replacement of a starter motor.

Some pit maintenance took place and the pit pump has been repaired. Will staff please note that the pit pump should be extracted from the pit using the rope provided and not pulled out using the electrical cable which powers it.

All the best,