Friday, 31 October 2008

Friday 31st October 2008

Dear all
The day started with L21 being readied for transfer to Platform 1 for stabling prior to testing that will commence next week. After L21 moved off the Car Park a wagon of logs for positioned there for a customer and the Grampus moved to the Permanent Way store for restocking with materials for further work next week. The IMT went about their business to patrol the Ravenstor and Gorsey Bank lines taking remedial action where necessary.
Much loading of EVRA sales stores for the Woodthorpe and Belper Model Railway Exhibitions was undertaken to maximise the take at these two events. John Ball began his task of reviewing and updating all our volunteer records and made steady progress. The Buffet Car was prepared for the weekend and the Booking Hall welcomed a few visitors.
A special visit was made by members of the VCT to inspect some damage sustained by our new entrance gates and happily made the main steel bar fit again. They then took the opportunity to fit a new steel container in the Weighbridge that will store their "smalls". The Gents Toilet also received some tlc after a busy season.