Thursday, 5 February 2015

Progress Thursday 5th February 2015

Dear all
 
Our new training customer used the Pullman Buffet Car for more interviews of potential candidates as their first course members near completion. The PWT completed P10 and began to clear the site after a most splendid period of weeks working in the most unpleasant of conditions. The two photos record the huddle required during reconstruction and the second show the end product. Our team have installed a new crossover, reversed the single slip and renewed the pointwork exiting the car park using some £6,000 of crossing timbers, sleepers and associated track furniture to very good effect. They should be on the end of all our thanks as, has often been said, no track - no trains.
 
The dmu team continued to deal with a cylinder head on Iris and shunted much stock to prepare for our first London Underground battery locomotive next week. We welcomed a visitor from the pioneer Torrington railway project and the M1M continued with the refurbishment of their SO. The LMSCA continued with their project to restore the Mark 1 BSK which will provide catering back up to this year's experimental Afternoon Tea trains.
 
The Booking Hall continued to receive business for the forthcoming main season.
 
Another very good day considering the miserable, cold conditions.
 
Martin