Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Progress Wednesday 18th June 2014

Dear all
Another day of great activity with two customers on site with their hand held devices. The first photo shows a meet between the two where cordial relations were established. John Evans managed the annual examination and servicing of our large fleet of fire extinguishers and I am most grateful for his help to minimise the financial impact of this exercise.
The PWT completed the through track on Road 2 as part of the new crossover installation and the second photo shows LJB proving that the new iron work is safe to operate over. This marks the culmination of a great deal of effort before departing for tasks at Shottle. This project will be returned to after some missing parts are sourced to complete the lead from Road 2 to Road 1 is achieved.
A lone PWT member hand sprayed weed killer around Wirksworth Yard and my thanks go to Richard and Tony for really getting on top of the weed treatment of the whole line this year. The LMSCA continued with the removal of roof vents on their BTO to enable them to be plated over to prevent water ingress. The vents will be replaced to provide a cosmetic appearance whilst the coach will be water tight.
At Duffield the grass was cut and weeding took place which was matched at Shottle with a further 15 metres of platform drainage completed leaving around 12 metres to be achieved. There will be a wholesale move of the PWT to Shottle next week to place the necessary fill in the platform before tarmacing can commence. The SBT would welcome all hands Tuesday to Thursday and have a special request for attendees to bring rakes with them if possible.
The locomotive hauled coach set was moved to Platform 1 at Wirksworth for the attentions of the LCC prior to this weekend and we welcomed two visitors from the East Kent Railway.
The Pullman Buffet Car provided lunch for our customers and served Dave's Walkers together with a number of visitors brought out by the afternoon sun.