Friday, 1 August 2008

Friday 1st August 2008

Dear all
Another day of variety with an early start to service Faraday and replace a lost bolt from the compressor. The IMT set off to patrol the Idridgehay - Shottle section with the objective of checking the fishplates and bolts that hold together the former continuously long welded section. Much information was gathered on the condition of the rail joints and many bolts were tightened.
Some seats and seat backs were exchanged on the Incline dmu car to improve the presentation of the vehicle and one of the "blown" windows on the second open to be retained was successfully changed. Fred and Iris gave the second open, first open and buffet car a deep clean and the end product means these vehicles are a great credit to the Railway.
A further burst of weedkiller was given to the Yard, around the former Ennis garage and entrance footpath. Weather conditions defeated giving the Wirksworth - Idridgehay section treatment which is greening over quickly in the warm humid weather.
The M1 Gas Alliance had a good clean up of their materials on site and gifted a new security lock for the building.
The Booking Hall received a number of visitors and products for the Buffet Car were assembled for the weekend.