19th, 20th January 2019

It was all white on Saturday morning, the Station being covered in 1” of snow. This curtailed the lineside work this weekend as our lineside vehicle could not get to the station. It didn’t stop us working however! First up was clearing all the routes to our storage vans, Signal Box and the General Room. In the Ladies toilet the right hand cistern has been dismantled and the flush diaphragm replaced. The worn rocker rod has been cleaned of limescale and turned. The toilet now works fine. The left hand toilet rocker rod has also had the similar treatment. The lino in here is approaching the end of its life so new is being ordered and should be replaced as part of our Womble Work Week. The Gents urinals have been cleaned down with hot soapy water prior to getting a sealing coat when its dry and warm enough. In the General Room the painting of the metal parts and mileposts continues. We have the ‘full set’ of posts in there now, albeit at different paint stages! In the CCT work continues building new shelving and the support frame for the new PPE cupboard. The signal box sink tap has developed a drip so the washer has been changed (easier said than done). One of the cottage showers developed a small leak due to some sealant failing. This has been dug out and replaced so we are now dry again. The annual Womble Work Week takes place this year from Saturday 23rd February through to Sunday 3rd March. We have a packed programme of works to complete at the station and along the lineside so the more helpers the better. Could you spare a few days to help us?

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