Thursday, 19 June 2008

Thursday 19th June 2008

Dear all
 
A day of many contrasts. This was day 4 of the Wirksworth C of E infant school's Railways Week with Year 1 riding the rails in the morning and Year 2 in the afternoon - I must say that Vince looked a little shell shocked from his 4 day stint but the tremendous effort all seemed very worth while. The morning train was also joined by a party from Callow Park and the afternoon train gained a few members of the public to add to the coffers.
 
At some distance from this activity the PW team finalised the work on the pit road point and jacked and packed the base of the Incline. A short sentence does not do justice to the back breaking work to achieve this result. A shunt took place to maximise vehicle storage space in readiness for the return of Tube Lines to the fold next week and Margaret-Ann received further attention.
 
The VCT made further progress with the entrance gate installation and had a filing session for their stock of timber. An essential component for the return of Tube Lines was successfully completed - an illuminated buffer stop light at Gorsey Bank turned on and off at the flick of a switch.
 
A little goodie bag was prepared for the Chef de Gare at Die, the twin town of Wirksworth, as a contingent leaves for France tomorrow.
 
Further news of the cause of the Derby Road bridge incident revealed that the absconding car driver was uninsured, had no MOT and only possessed a provisional licence - I fear it is going to be a long haul to receive any compensation, if at all, for repairs that are likely to run into five figures.
 
The Booking Hall received our many visitors and the till was satisfactorily energised.
 
Martin