I have worked 9 days straight, I have one more to go then 1 day off followed by 4 more and then I get a 4 day break!
Madness I tell ya!! (must be milk season)
After several attempts at writing a post following the tantrum that the computer threw last week, toys were thrown and sulk mode was activated in quick succession. 10 days on and the ol' PC seems as stable as a rock so I will strike while the goings good.....
Yes its true, as per the loco allocation sheet, 526 has run every day this week with a ratbag lashup of DC's 4231, 4041 and 4058. Last week 4064 was on the front prior to 4231.
And seeing as tho I spend 90% of my time driving nice quiet (in the cab) DXB's, having to fight my way through the rust and cobwebs of the old girl on the pointy end was a bit of a shock. Gee did that DC feel OLD - 100% as rebuilt straight out of 1979 (apart from the radio).
It was all good though, as the sweet sound of three naturally aspirated 12 cylinder 645's reverberating off the hills was just music to the ears :-)
Long may it continue!
Well bugger me if the sun wasnt shining gloriously at Stratford, and there bathing in the sweet morning light was an eye burningly fresh 4692....
Internal politics have resulted in work all but ceasing in fast fashion following a site visit by union reps and company officials.
Seems there is a "difference of opinion" on what should be happening and what actually is.....
No doubt it will all come out in the wash.
(it may also be the wellington ferry terminal too....)