A summary of proceedings today:-
Firstly the container began to receive its first load(s) of tools and equipment from the Ticket Office this morning. Here a picture of the new workbench (its too high they moan…. No its not – its ideal for my 6’4!”)
The scaffold tower components fit nicely behind the LH door.
The next step was to empty and shift (lug!) the tool cabinets from the Ticket Office to the container. This was no mean feat – getting them from their current positions, out of the door, onto a trolley, wheel said trolley 100m and do the whole thing in reverse at the container end!
Well, as the Bernard Cribbins song goes,there was good deal of “heaving and straining” (not much complaining!) but in the end 2 of the 3 cabinets duly ended at their destination.
At this point 2 things happened – we ran out of time and energy – and my phone ran out of juice to take further pictures.
However, I must report that whilst the “Big Cheeses” were away today, the rest of the team worked on in welcome Spring sunshine. The drone of the Billy Goat was quickly replaced by the hum of the mower . The station soon looked its neat and tidy self. (Cheers Paul)
Much sweeping (Mike), and weeding, snipping and clipping was undertaken by John, Andy and Stephen.
Note the container, when completed will only be used to hold a modest range of hand tools and materials. All major items of plant and machinery are held securely elsewhere on the Railway.