Friday, 28 March 2008

Friday 28th March 2008

Dear all
A gloomy day with more showers than sunshine but progress made. Site preparation was undertaken for a new tenant arriving in mid April giving an opportunity to see what the "dust dock" was really made of - unfortunately it appears to be mainly quarry waste rather than hiding a perfectly preserved station building. During the process the inevitable discovery of a power cable rendered it necessary for electrical expertise to join it together again and our thanks go to the two Davids that remedied the problem.
We welcomed St Giles School who enjoyed charter journeys in the "Bubble" car to Idridgehay and Ravenstor - we were a little short of staff due to illness and I thank the team that welcomed the school, acted as train crew, opened the Booking Hall and manned the Buffet Car - truly multi tasking.
I also need to put on record that the level crossing lights at Gorsey Bank are now energised with Idridgehay scheduled for next week.