Saturday, 8 October 2016

Progress Report Saturday 8th October 2016

Dear All,

It was a busy time down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line today with the Wirksworth to Duffield service enjoying good passenger numbers for the time of year. Welcome to Arran Crawford who has joined the operational staff team as a third man and congratulations to Howard Lucas who was in charge of his first train today as a fully qualified guard.

Down the yard this morning the Board of Wyvernrail PLC held it's monthly meeting in the training room and in the afternoon members of the L.M.S.C.A were in attendance for their annual general meeting. The DMU team set about steam cleaning the chassis of the Derby Lightweight together with the permanent way 'Bubble' which received some welding and had its northerly dome removed to allow further inspection. The class 119 also received attention and was made ready for an 'A' examination. Rob and Aubrey undertook a number of shunts to ensure the three car DMU is readily accessible in preparation for next weekend's model railway exhibition and Jazz and chips evening.

The Wirksworth booking hall was busy too taking bookings for Santa trains and the Jazz and chips special next. Down at Duffield Leigh continued the new booking office 'shop fit' in preparation for next week's grand opening (picture attached). Today's service was supported by the Pullman Buffett, EVRA shop and model railway.

Have a pleasant evening,

Tom