A report from Munster

I am back from Munster now I really enjoyed the visit, got a little bit sun burnt and saw some new ideas at the show.

Overview of the show.
Overview of the show.

I visited the show with Carsten Eichberg and Kevin Shilcock, Kevin and I flew into Düsseldorf airport from where Carsten picked us up for a dash down the Autobahn to Munster. After checking in to our accommodation (a Church hostel, quite nice actually) we managed to find a local pub to have a few beers and a Potato Salad and Sausage.
Kevin and Carsten at the show.
Kevin and Carsten at the show.

One of the most interesting things at the show was the new S&C excavation machine from SERSA and MATISA. They have joined forces to develop a machine to be used to excavate the ballast for an S&C renewal in quicker time. I would be very keen to see the machine work. However I have a few concerns about the machine, not least the safety of working next to the cutting wheel, I think they may need to put some form of guard around it.
The SERSA MATISA S&C excavation machine
The SERSA MATISA S&C excavation machine

Anyway, thats enough on my trip to Munster.

My next move

I leave VolkerRail on the 9th April. I am planning on spending a few weeks working on the house, kitchen and bedroom to decorate, then maybe the hall, then the lounge……..
Having a few weeks off will also give me the chance to get my veg patch off to a good start.
Then I’ll be needing some work!