Saturday, 17 February 2018

Progress Report Saturday 17th February 2018

Dear All,

Our first scheduled Saturday service of the new season got off to a busy start with good visitor numbers. In fact visitor numbers were roughly double for the same time last year. We also held our second volunteer day which was very well attended and new volunteers expressing interest in all areas of our enterprise. Richard undertook a number of yard tours for our new recruits and it was good to see so many of our existing volunteer team attending to welcome our new members.

Down the yard work continued on the Class 31 in preparation for our exciting diesel gala in a few weeks. Rob was busy undertaking a DMU 'A' exam and carriage restoration continues at a pace. A number of the steam team were also in attendance together with the Duke's restoration group undertaking a range of associated tasks. In the new Station Cafe members of the LMSCA could be found multi-tasking following the re-fit of the food counter area which has made a positive impact upon speeding up service and reducing queue sizes.

Finally, our second book publication is nearing completion and the Author, Tim Oakes would appreciate any good quality photographs you may have of an Austerity or J94 working in Derbyshire. Cromford and High Peak photos are especially welcome.

Its good to be back!

Best wishes,

Tom