There has been no slackening of effort to be ready for the grand opening. Coping stones have been laid to edge the new northern foot crossing at Wirksworth and the east side is now ready for tarmacing. Track inspections of the Ravenstor and Gorsey Bank section have been undertaken and remedied minor defects. A thorough review of our fire protection arrangements has been undertaken in light of the many changes and additions to rolling stock that have taken place since the last review in June 2007.
Preparations continued of the dmu fleet for their major role and a start was made on fitting new destination blinds appropriate to our Railway. Sir Peter & Lady Hilton had a little tlc and a machine was delivered to site ready for its testing later in the week. The Information Centre and Shop access ramp was largely completed and electrical work made further progress.
After a beauty contest with two other rather larger organisations than ours, I am extremely pleased to announce a major international mytesttrack contract with an assured income over the next 12 months - more details to be revealed after consultation with the customer who is really a world player!
The Booking Hall held the fort with interest quickening in the upcoming weekend.