20 December 2017

'Mole' takes to the water

Constructed at Western Depot, Mole (fellow of Ratty, of course) headed out for the waters at Pike Lock to enter service for the WRGies over the Christmas period working around Bonds Mill.

Not quite finished, the interior had not yet received a coat of paint, which will now have to wait.

Our new minidigger was the motive power and dragged Mole out from the hole and onto the highway under the control of a full traffic management contingent and 'craftsman' controllers.

The slipway was the launch point, but no champagne, wine or cheap beer was spilt or sprayed in the process.  It later headed off up through Blunder & Newtown Locks driven by 2 paddle power.