Dec302014

Work down at the junction.

Published by Admin at 12:34 PM under Track Construction

Busy Finalising the drainage and leveling dirt down at the junction in preparation for the brick retaining wall with Jim and Noel. Here is a before/After shot taken from roughly the same place to show the extent of the work. Note the relative position of the signal box - how much the embankment has been extended to the right. First photo was taken 12 October, the Second was taken this afternoon.

 



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Dec282014

Boxing Day Steam Up

Published by Admin at 7:08 AM under Operating Days

A good time was had by all at the Boxing Day steam up. Heres a few photos I took later in the day.

 



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Dec092014

Saturday Working Bee

On Saturday 6th December I, Sean, spent the day at thw WCR doing more of our track maintanence program. firstly I fixed the Track Bender, then spent 2 to 3 hrs using the RTG(rolling Track Gauge) and eased the track from the tunnel to the mower crossing (approx 80 meters) making it 1-2mm wide. After this i proceded to "Fix" the slip-road points and the points to nowhere. All that needed to be done here was light grinding and making a step for the common blade. Then myself and mostly Chris , decided to put  a 5" line in the #1 road in the shed. 

 



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Dec072014

Events Calendar Summer 2014/15

Published by Admin at 11:28 AM under Operating Days | Train Advice Notices

Sorted out a bit of a calendar of events over the crazy days of Christmas I will add to this post if there are any amendments.

Tuesday 9th - Noel and I will be in the shed Tuesday evening looking at the Brit's oil pump.

Sunday Dec 14th - Working/Poss Steam Up - Be nice to do a biut of maintenance in the morning, George will be making a state visit in the afternoon.

Saturday 20th Dec - Working Bee. Last chance to tidy the little things before Boxing day. Be nice to complete the track guage checking programme, and fix the couple of issues recently identified with No.24 and the Brit. Maybe erect one of Peter's signals on trial? Also be good to improve temporary watering facilities.

Friday Dec 26th - Boxing Day - Members Family picnic day - BYO those Christmas left overs, deck chairs and a bottle along for a lawn picnic and a lazy day with a few trains running. Relatives and friends who are staying with you are also welcome - I'll rely on you all to host your own group - reminding all of the safety rules etc.

Saturday Jan 10th - Steam up day - Will be hosting John Heald and Bryan Kincaid. Grant said he will make a special effort to be up too as he is keen to see how John's loco performs. I will likely be hosting a couple of other Kiwi Rail staff as well. Let me know if there is anyone you would like to invite.

Saturday Jan 24th - Working Bee. Details tba. Given this is also a long weekend - could sneak in a second working day - or an impromtu steam up depending on the mood of those available?

 

Saturday Feb 7 - Steam Up? - I've put this in the calender because I recall Tony intending to be in New Zealand at this time. Friday is Waitangi day, so a long weekend, may be better to move, but will confirm when I understand Tony's plans.



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