Monday, 19 May 2008

Monday 19th May 2008

Dear all
A very pleasant day to welcome "Railway Ramblers" to their private hire taking in Ravenstor and Idridgehay. Many thanks to the David Newby (driver), Vince Morris (multi-tasking guard and guide), Fred & Iris who opened the Buffet Car and Vince Ware who opened the EVRA shop. Many kind comments from the visitors who arrived at 1030 and some did not leave until after 1600 after a long lunch at the Blacks Head!
Taking advantage of the cage pallets donated by Rolls Royce a start was made on refiling the permanent way components on site and some clearance of the flangeways in the Car Park took place.
Our dmu fleet received an interior clean and some maintenance. Iris returned from its holiday in Wales - if you look on the Railway Herald site there are some interesting images of the vehicle at Llangollen bound for Shottle, Duffield and Ravenstor - quite a journey.
The Booking Hall welcomed our visitors, fielded an unusually high number of organisations wishing us to spend our money on advertising, water coolers etc.etc.and turned in a satisfactory financial result.