Thursday, 15 November 2018

Progress Thursday 15th November 2018

Dear all,

In a day where the Santa bookings were flowing well, the Maintenance Team were changing a failed buffer on the Class 101 centre car so that it is fit for service when the day arrives and the Santa season begins. Further work continued on the Derby Lightweight DMU and also EVRA's TSO to make it watertight.

The PW gang are now making full use of the Shottle to Duffield blockade by spot resleepering with concretes in difficult areas which require more time than other areas.

Quite a big story of the day is the first part of the new station building at Wirksworth began to rise from the ground today as the first frames for the walls were fitted. There is still a fair way to go but it was nice to see. I didn't manage to get a photo after they had vacated because of bad light but maybe tomorrow.