Thursday, 26 February 2015

Progress Thursday 26th February 2015

Dear all
Another most spectacular day with one customer bringing the largest road/rail crane planned to work on the national network designed to erect overhead line masts initially in connection with the Great Western main line electrification. The tests were ably hosted by Joe Marsden from our team and the photo attached shows the scale of the machine. As you will see the weather was foul and Lake Wirksworth was rising but as the day progressed the sun came out to make life a little more pleasant. We had a second customer on site testing laser measurement systems and they seemed happy with their time with us.
The PWT had quite a trying day given this morning's weather but managed to achieve more clearance of muck from the route of the third track planned for the enlarged Maintenance Facility.
The dmu team tended to a water leak on Iris, replacing a stop/start soleniod on the "Bubble Car" and attempted repairs of its heaters that have been proving troublesome recently.They also tended to some emergy repairs to L J Breeze following a problem with the battery connections. The LMSCA continue their work on the Mark 1 BSK by stripping the cage work in the Guards brake area and the M1M moved seat stored in the Museum to storage and tended to electrics on their SO and SK.
Duffield saw more work to restore the road/rail access point following last week's efforts.
PS - moving pictures of today's visitor