Friday, 14 March 2008

Friday 14th March 2008

Dear all
A pleasant earning day with the customer bringing two vehicles for test. A slight miscalculation of the kinematic envelope for one of the vehicles will necessitate its return - this is the value of testing! The Incline dmu received more internal attention and has been prepared for service over the Easter period.
Further attention was given to Wee Yorkie's bits and improvements were made to the Buffet Car electrics and plumbing. The Buffet Car was also readied for the weekend and the Booking Hall welcomed a few visitors.
The track between Wirksworth and Idridgehay was patrolled with fishplate bolt tightening and loose spikes driven in so as to be in fine form for the weekend. We are just beginning to get a feel for the impact on the line after it has been used in ernest - there is certainly a difference between its occasional use by a low speed works train and line speed scheduled passenger trains.
All in all, another good day.