Friday, 30 September 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Much progress round and about along side a reasonable passenger service.
The LMS brake van, now shedded, had work undertaken on the sides and the 8F group seemed to ratchet inside the boiler of Henry Ellison all day literally.
The DMU team went through the winterisation process for the coolant system and attacked the rest of the old ceiling in 51505.
It was nice to see the Class 20 Locomotive Society back at Wirksworth polishing their refurbished power unit!
A new entrants induction took place to welcome five more lucky people to our enterprise.
A good day,
Friday, 23 September 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
A rather long day has overtaken the daily report, for which apologies,
but here we are now. As with yesterday, we have devoted ourselves once
again to the joys of the Wirksworth Festival, that consummate panoply of
art and architecture (stuff in people's houses), which attracts visitors
from far and wide. Not only did the early morning service today take
people to Duffield and the main line, the last return train also brought
some back. We seem to have constantly astonished the many Festival
visitors who have found us for the first time because of the artworks on
display at the station. Typical comments being "My God, is this a real
railway station?" and "Oh, what lovely gardens, its not like this at New
Street", as well as the more usual "Have you got any toilets?", to which
the tempting answer is "Er, just a moment, I'll check for you". We have
had passengers being dropped off at and picked up at Ravenstor (from St
Pancras) as well as all those joining at Duffield to visit the Festival
without the challenge of parking amongst the multitude thronging Wirksworth.
I cannot say we had time for much else apart from shoe-horning more cars
into the car park, though an attempt was made to finish painting the
Grampus, sadly interrupted by a little inclement weather: though some
visitors from the South, when it was remarked to them that this was a
light shower for Wirksworth, appeared to regard its a prolonged
torrential downpour. There is no accounting for taste.
All the best,
Saturday, 10 September 2011
A fantastic day for Wirkswirth Festival with reasonably busy trains, including early and late trains. The platform hog roast sold out!! The 1910 off Duffield postly served as a "route learning" first class ride for the 33 group.
The DMU team had a rampant day replacing an exhauster on 55006, putting new electron storage systems onto the 108 and 2nd glossing the new ceiling on 51505.
The 8F group, LMSCA and brake van posse also were in attendance.
Friday, 9 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Check our Santa Specials in December which promise to give a fun time for all!
...and for the first time, you can book online on our Santa Specials page.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
A modest kind of day on the passenger front but with some very posituve comments from the DWAD and the gaggle of EMT drivers sampling our line.
Around the yard, the Hair and Higham began taking the motion off Cathryn, the LMS Brake Van had one side removed, the DMU team painted the ceiling on 51505 and cleaned the trim, the Duty Conscript undercoated the main gate and the Gorilla gardners attempted to get on top of their overgrowth. The paint store received a donation after taking 72 hours to tidy and half a Grampus was painted.
At Duffield, the lawn was cut.
Anton via Leigh