Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Even Quieter

Tuesday 6th June

Hardly worth a blog this week , but must keep things ticking over. The boss is on holiday this week so five of us chose a variety of tasks. John P, Carl S and Keith L had arranged to do some strimming to clear the signal wires of vegetation from Toddington signal box.

 Mike S - our qualified PAT tester - decided to check all the electrical power tools and leads in the Building Services Dept. I don't think there were any major issues requiring confiscation!

Which left yours truly with , guess what. -- point rodding. Luckily the rain held off for most of the day so I managed to clean and paint another 5 lengths. This brought the completed pile to 100.

Here's the 100th being added

And the growing pile

I'm afraid I won't be blogging next week.  Off to see some Swiss railways. Will hope to see the whole 138 lengths done when I get back!



  1. A vital job is point rodding; even if not so glamourous as planting signals or completing a signal box. Necessary all the same and we thirst for all reports from the various departments and applaud your efforts. Regards, Paul.

  2. Well done Richard! On reaching the 100 lengths. Sorry that I was Pat testing, yes there are a few issues but nothing compared to the excitement of point rodding.

    Still, it all goes together and makes our railway work.

    Well done, enjoy your holiday

    Mike S