Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Progress Wednesday 1st February 2012

Dear all
No international contacts today although there is a hint of a Scandinavian interest next week!
The PWT had an active day as they shipped sanitary ware to Duffield, extension of the raised platform to Idridgehay and loaded brick rubble at Duffield. In between these activities they fastened more base plates down at Shottle, gathered logs for sale and burnt quantities of life expired sleepers as part of a general tidy up of the lineside.
Despite the sub zero temperatures the Second Open repaint proceeded with the gloss Umber on the East side completed, preparation of the East side completed and some Umber undercoat applied. The lone Carriage Cleaner again had the assistance of Eric, on his birthday and that's dedication, and tended to seats on the three car set. (This was a very significant birthday for Eric but I promised not to mention it - happy 60th). Work continued on the EVRA shop and the Filing Fairy was in full flow.
Amey and the SRS "cherry picker" returned to inspect bridges 22 and 24 and, again, were ably hosted by Tom Tait. The Booking Hall brought our group booking enquiries up to date and worked on the itinery for the up coming Heritage Railway Association visit.