In which I continue work as a Management Trainee on British Railways.
Tuesday 18 February
I have finished my six weeks at the Research/URS Section and am now at Acton Marshalling Yard. I am finding it quite interesting although I am currently working nights. I expect I will double back in order that I may be able to leave on Friday to go to Worksop. It was at night in Acton Marshalling Yard that I was nearly run down by a train. I was walking along a train approaching the engine. I didn't hear a second train creeping up on me on the line I was walking down.
I went to the Liner Train Exhibition at Marylebone a coupe of weeks ago. the idea is to run these trains to the same standard as coaching stock.
Monday 24 February
From Worksop I travelled to Derby via Mansfield and Nottingham for a two week course for Management Trainees. We went up to Whitley Bay on the Wednesday evening via Sheffield Midland, Pontefract, York and Newcastle. The following day we had a look at the Tyne Hump Marshalling Yard. The yard was very interesting They can deal with a train quickly but in terms of cost and speed of making connections I prefer Acton Yard.
Friday 28 February
I returned from Derby to Orpington for Mum's birthday tomorrow. A type 4 diesel failed and we only had a type 2 which lost half an hour into St. Pancras - and no heat.