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From: Martin Miller
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 5:10 PM
Subject: Friday 13th June 2008
Yet another very significant day in our short history with the visit of two Railway Inspectors to verify we had complied with all aspects of the two new Level Crossing Orders to gate the public roads at Gorsey Bank and Idridgehay. I am very happy to say that they were fully satisfied, subject to three minor areas that we have in hand, and extremely complimentary about the standard of workmanship, quality of paintwork, electric lighting system, signage and general ambience surrounding the installations. They were very appreciative of all the energy and hours put into the present scene. A very satisfactory conclusion to this most daunting of our renovation of the line. The visit was rounded off by a splendid light lunch prepared by Dorothy and presented by Fred and Iris and much appreciated by our visitors.
Back at base some shunting was achieved to prepare next week's works train and the narrow gauge project inched forward. "Wee Yorkie" parts received more paint and further work to keep the doors and windows of the Bubble Car operational continued. Dmu maintenance also featured as part of the day's activities.
The track patrol team worked in the Yard until the "Officers Special" returned and then completed the Wirksworth - Idridgehay inspection effecting some essential maintenance reflecting the need for this process to be regular and continuous.
Lastly, thanks to JHT for standing in at short notice for the Booking Hall and welcoming today's visitors brought out in the afternoon sun.