Monday, 21 January 2008

Monday 21st January 2008

Dear all
After a week in a sunny, if cold, Poland it was a culture shock to enjoy the weather that last week's teams battled through. Nonetheless, the Bubble Car received attention to a defective door and the Booking Hall received an encouraging number of calls about the Idridgehay opening specials.
Phil and I took the opportunity to travel the Wirksworth - Idridgehay section to review the outstanding jobs that need to be completed before March 8th. The impact of the new Sunday permanent way team has helped push the project forward but, as most of you know, there is still much to be done! Water flows continue to be very heavy but the work achieved to improve the drainage last week was certainly paying dividends and minimising damage to the track formation.
There is a full week ahead of us where we seem to have to cope with a person who will become very old on Wednesday and seems to be winding down whilst spending even more time in the pub. I am sure we all wish Hylton a happy 60th and remind him that next week will be catch up time!