Sunday, 18 August 2019

Progress Report Saturday 17th August 2019

Dear All,

Today was our class 33 day running day with resident 'Swordfish' and visiting locomotive from the Churnet Valley 'Sophie' undertaking the honours. We played host to a reasonable number of visitors. At Wirksworth station work continues at a pace in the new museum which is nearing completion. Some excitement today in the station car park when an unexpected delivery of a rail vehicle for testing next week required some shuffling of cars to facilitate a clear path to the yard car park.

Todays service was supported by the miniature railway, station cafe, Association shop, Idridgehay crossing keeper and booking hall staff together with the operational team ensured our visitors were well looked after and the trains ran to schedule. I have attached a photo of platform one at Wirksworth station which I have tried to capture the excellent work of our volunteer gardeners.

All the best,