Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Progree Tuesday 18th December 2017

Hi all

We ran our first weekday Santa today, only two trains but everyone seemed to enjoy the experience even our close neighbours said how good the Band sounded. They have appreciated the warmth of the Grotto this year having been outside last year
Most of the Pway team were on a slinger banksmen course near Burton Trent. We are relaying six panels of track near Duffield Tunnel in January and lifting 60 foot rails and heavy concrete sleepers requires all staff involved, to be correctly trained
Barclay Brian Harrison had its blower valve reground and the difficult to reach boiler tubes were cleaned by novel means !! The fitting of Cathryn's cylinder covers continued and preparation was made on the boiler expansion plates
The Booking Office continued to sell Santa tickets and also sold two Diesel Driving Experiences most probably for Xmas presents
The DMU duo repaired a leak in the Santa Train toilet and fuelled it on its return from the North Pole having another fifteen runs to complete

All for now

Mike