It was all go on Saturday morning, S&T turned up early with the aim of sorting out an early erection before they they played with weights.
Now before you get you mind totally in the gutter I think it only fair that the aim of S&T was another platform at the station. But don’t get too excited the platform was going up the signal at the west end of platform 2.
The above picture shows the cutting edge of S&T taking on the might of a steel ladder, it was an epic battle and one they eventually won, though at times it came close to being a draw at times I am reliably informed.
Anyway, with the help of the
snivels whoops make that civils and their Tasc machine they eventually got the job done.
As a late entry demonstrating the sterling work of S&T here is a picture of John submitted by Keith, there is no truth in the rumour that John is muttering something about this is not what he expected when they said he would go up in the world if he joined S&T.
Here is the Tasc machine which is the pride and joy of the Civils.
There is I gather no truth in the rumour that they pat and stroke it in between telling it bedtime stories. I do know they hate taking it out in the rain.
As you can see it was an exciting day at the station even with the late running of the normal train service due to fire risk speed restrictions.
Sunday was an interesting day as well, the main services ran within a few minutes of time all day and to add to the excitement in the afternoon the Class 31 returned from the NYMR having visited for their diesel gala. It was towed in by a class 56, here is a picture of the two of them being put back onto platform 2.
Amazingly there were none of the non-paying public there to take pictures, which is something of a first. The 31 went onto Wansford under it’s own power with the 56 returning up the Fletton Branch to Peterborough. I bet that will have peeved a few further along the line waiting to photograph the two of them together.
Highlights of the weekend… Well that honour must go to the passengers/customers, we had a really nice bunch both days, we even had a recycled teenager the wrong side of 90 who had tow other people with her who informed me they were just there to keep her in line!! I think they had a full time job!!
It will go down as an excellent weekend and most enjoyable.