Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Wednesday 16th July 2008

Dear all
Another active day with the Works Train being taken to site, secured and Faraday returning to Wirksworth. Progress was desperately slow due to heavily seized bolts and only 4 and a half pairs achieved emphasising again the importance of this job. The Works train loco crew were then able to join two other drivers for training on the Class 20 ably conducted by two members of the Class Twenty Association. Great attention was again directed to the preparation of the loco for service and we are very grateful to Chris and Lester for their patience and good humour.
Work on the Water Fall narrow gauge platform continued as did the fettling of steam locomotive parts. Margaret-Ann received further attention to her brake rigging and the EVRA shop was in the process of sorting donated items for sale.
The Ravenstor service operated and visitors were welcomed in the Booking Hall and on the Buffet Car.
Important Notices: Rand and the Band are playing at the Malt Shovel on Saturday 19th July including their "Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Blues"
                            D8001 will feature on the Gorsey Bank passenger line giving footplate rides both days of the Wapentake Weekend at £5 a head