Saturday, 5 March 2016

Progress Report Saturday 5th March 2016

It was a a pleasant sunny day with scattered showers here at Derbyshire's favourite branch line. We played host to a steady steam of visitors who braved the cold weather to enjoy the early spring vistas along the Ecclesbourne valley. Talking about vistas following a little experiment in railway feng shui by the commercial department the wheel tapping exhibit has found a new home. (photo attached). It is hoped the new energy flow will help drive footfall into the booking office to purchase lots of gifts and souvenirs! Down the yard the LMSCA continued the restoration of the BSK and Tim Oakes et al worked on the Duke's frames. The DMU fitters were in multi-tasking mode successfully rectifying a lighting problem with the soft drinks fridge in the booking office before tackling a more complex electrical  problem with Iris's batteries. Supporting today's train service were the EVRA shop and Pullman Buffet.

Thanks go to the train crew of Richard, John and Peter who ensured our Duffield service ran to schedule and our passengers were well looked after.

All the best,

Tom