Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Progress Wednesday 21st August 2013

Dear all
A curate's egg of a day as the PWT decamped to Shottle to cleanse the platform of surplus material and boxing in the ballast spread on Monday.Unfortunately LJB disgraced itself again and rests silent with the PW train adjacent to the station. The Komatsu returned to Wirksworth ready for further coaling duties and flail testing.
The LCC tended to Iris and the Bubble Car and the LMSCA continued their labour of love on the TO. Much housekeeping at Duffield with weed treatment featuring together with a further attempt to collect a sample of water from Duffield Tunnel to try and discover whether the water ingress is the result of a leaking water main above.
Deep sadness at Wirksworth as we welcomed a crew looking for a location to film only to be told that we didn't fit the bill. Many thanks to Mike Evans and Nathan for turning in specially for, what turned out to be, a fruitless task.
Nonetheless, the Booking Hall received yet more experience bookings and the Pullman Buffet Car benefitted from a warm and pleasant day.
Today's photo is from our recent past to recognise the return of our road/rail dumper from Hazelwood for its new role as a overbridge maintenance and inspection vehicle, the driver is our very own The Reverend Patrick Lidgett.