As we've spent the day in Narnia, with snow up to our ankle tops, I
expect you would like to know what we've done. Naturally there was some
beavering away to clear the snow first of all, but it was a very bright
day and you could almost walk around without wearing a fawn scarf. The
station webcam was run off its tiny feet with people trying to find out
if the rest of the country had been cut off from Wirksworth, and the
staff at Duffield were so surprised to find snow so near the equator
that they spent the day toboganning around the Chevin Golf Course.
Meanwhile the DMU team, after a morning of sliding up the main road,
occupied themselves with the wiring of the class 119's jumper cables,
and resolving an electrical failure in unit 51505. This latter unit also
received some pre-cleaning, thermostat covers and its antimaccassars
ready for a charter next week.
Around the station many routine tasks were carried while the snow lay
round us deep and crisp and even, and repairs were undertaken to the
main footgate and the south yard gate, as well as successful attempts to
restore water to the Mess Room and the Staff Toilet.
Having therefore done the lion's share of the work, it was time to
return to the closet.
All the best,