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.
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.
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.
Today was my last day at VolkerRail. I have worked at VolkerRail (GrantRail) for 7 years. I have enjoyed my time with the company but now I am looking forward to new opportunities.
A new phase of my career now starts.
I am travelling to the Munster Rail Exhibition, hopefully I will learn some new things, meet some old friends and make some new contacts.
I’ll post an update on what I have seen and learnt, and hopefully I’ll have figured out how to put photos on here by then.
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!