It was a delight to see the Racecourse Station the hub of activity this morning as guest workers from other departments were hard at it on several projects. Sadly, I didn’t learn any of their names so my work descriptions will be a bit short on attribution – apologies for that. From the usual crowd there was Mick, Mike, Ros & Bob, Andrew, Mary, John, Steve and Paul. (Dave T at a meeting and Dave G in charge of the Station!)
First the good news: Billy the Goat is back and no longer gruff – in fact he’s on top form, with Paul wearing a very fetching set of ear defenders:
Elsewhere, and having been away last week on holiday, I was dismayed to see that someone has carelessly let the vegetation run riot!! You turn your back for a minute at this time of year and there are 10 foot brambles appearing from every possible location. So Mary was busy removing weeds the far end of P1 whilst I tried vainly to chop the ‘hedge’ back to an old fence line:
Meanwhile, John was settled in into the Garden Pod further refining the racking system – in fact he was so cosy down there he didn’t come in for Mike’s preparations of tea/coffee & doughnuts!
Andrew was supervising Ticket Office roof renovations from on high:
On Platform 2 Bob and Ros were gardening and weed supressing, whilst a team from B&S were putting the finishing touches to the base for the ‘Fogman’s Hut’. I hope there’s an unveiling ceremony on a suitably dank and dreich November day.
Steve was strimming (the GWSR equivalent of painting the Forth Bridge) while Mick reported that he had finished the shop fitting work and sealed the kitchen unit – very nice to get these last 2 tasks completed.
And finally, here’s the view from the roof: Racecourse looking verdant and Cleeve Common in the background.
Thanks to all involved.