Saturday, 7 November 2015

Progress Report Saturday 7th November 2015

Today was the first Saturday of the winter timetable and we still attracted a fair number of visitors despite the early inclement weather. The Commercial Department were in go mode today meeting representatives of Derbyshire's Children's Holiday Centre to assist in planning a number of events here to celebrate the Charity's 125th Anniversary. Also meeting today was the railway's Association who held their annual general meeting at a well known local hostelry. 

Down the yard the LMSCA continued their work on third open and the Duke's restoration was also attended to. The DMU team had a busy time with electrical problems being the theme of the day. The centre car's dynamo was successfully tested in preparation for our Santa trains and the EVR's very own 'Red Adair' AKA 'Ollie' sprang into rescue mode to diagnose and rectify the electrical fault with the lights in the Pullman Buffet's second open carriage much to the relief of our Catering Manager.

Today's photos are of the Royal Class 119's new commemorative plaque fitted today.

All the best,

Tom