A day of gentle progress with Santa's grotto approaching completion and the decoration of the station at Wirksworth beginning to come together. We have a bonsai Christmas tree, these are hard times, but I am sure it will be tastefully decorated in time for start of business tomorrow! Meanwhile, Anton has been applying the corporate image for Wirksworth and generally ensuring we have a "Santa" feel for the Town's launch into the "feel good" for Christmas.
Track inspection has checked the Idridgehay to Shottle section for loose clamps prior to welding and unearthed some lift fishplates necessary for the Duffield installation. For the EVRA narrow gauge project a "manrider" was delivered from Alan Keef - this looks a little bit like secure transport to a penitentiary but I am sure will be modified to be warm and cuddly