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Chairman’s Report June 2008

Portacabin

The new Portacabin has arrived providing a clean and dry envi- ronment for the volunteers. The cabin has been equipped with the necessary utensils and white goods to give us a comfortable place to take our tea and lunch breaks. In addition the office at the south end has been designated the OC’s office with a clear view of the platform and a computer for the OC’s use and the as- sociations use for its committee and other legitimate business. Notices have gone up advising everyone of the cleanliness rule for the cabin so let’s make sure we adhere to them, and thanks to the volunteers who keep the floors mopped and clean.

Percy Main

Contactors have carried out drainage improvements at Percy Main and we still await work to commence on the run round loop.

Carriage and Wagon report

Work continues on the MK1 CL and Norman Swindle has just started to apply maroon undercoat, as Norman remarked re- cently “It looks more like a coach now” and I have to agree.

The Tool van is out of the shop now and is ready for service em- ployees John Ridley and Alan Carlin have finished it in black paintwork with its metal hinges etc. picked out in red.

A graffiti vandal paid us a visit a few weeks ago having done his rounds on the Silverlink estate. His target was one of our MK 2 coaches, not a huge amount of damage but enough to warrant a day’s work. We’ve since heard that he has been arrested by the Police.

NTSRA NEWSLETTER

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SUMMER 2008

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