Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Progress Monday 28th August 2017

Rob was having trouble sending the report so he has asked me to send it.

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Evening all

Today we hosted the final day of our bank holiday 1950s event, and what a fantastic event it has been with wall to wall sunshine throughout the weekend and very good passenger numbers. A big thankyou to the train crews, the catering team, the signalmen and shottle, the booking office staff and everyone else for making it all happen we coudnt do it without you. And also a special mention and big thanks must go to June and Barry cook who have spent alot of time organising the event and putting all the 1950s memorbelia display together in the marquee on platform 1 which was a fantastic display and very popular with the public. Today we had two train running as well with the Jinty 3F and the class 26 running the Duffield services. This is the first time we have had two visiting locos running together on the two train timetable, and the first time we have run Diesel loco and Steam together as well. Sadly today was the last day of steam on the Duffield service for this year and the 3F Jinty running with us before she heads back to base at the Great Central Railway what a fantastic loco it has been during its stay and very reliable performer. Down the yard work continued on the RF stripping out the interior woodwork and trim in the north end. In the shed Faraday had its air tank and other various components painted up in anti corosive primer and the axle box was steam cleaned before it is refitted. Also welding and painting continued on the p way bubble. And to finish off I attach a lovely picture below taken by Oliver Hogkinson at Shottle of the Jinty passing the class 26.

And that's all for now

Thankyou Rob