Saturday, 27 February 2016

Progress Report Saturday 27th February 2016

A cold but dry day down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line saw reasonable passenger numbers on our Wirksworth to Duffield service. The main task of the day was the dismantling of the miniature railway ready for its move along side road one at Wash green. (Photos attached). Full marks to the team of John E, Owen, Ben, Rob and John S who's drive and enthusiasm ensured a first class job. Down the yard the DMU Fitters set about a number of maintenance tasks on Breeze and Iris. 

Mark Fowler and the class 25 team were in attendance replacing batteries and commencing 'T cutting' the locomotive panels which looked resplendent in the spring sunshine. The 8F and LMSCA were also in attendance working on their respective projects. Today's drama involved a mis-behaving AWS isolation valve on the class 101 which was expertly dealt with by our quick fix fitters ensuring minimal disruption to our schedule.

Finally,  the team planning the 150th Ecclesbourne Railway Anniversary celebrations met for the first time and enthused suggestions for what should be an exciting 2017. Watch this space!

All the best,

Tom