Sunday, 19 April 2009

Progress Report Sunday 19th April 2009

Dear all,

A wonderfully pleasant and sunny day prevailed from about 10.00 am and
the station gardens and planters fairly basked in the springtime warmth.
A gentle stream of passengers and visitors came to experience our happy
enterprise during the day, and the service to Ravenstor pottered
cheerily up and down. In between, the Booking Hall enjoyed a long and
leisurely day of stuffing, and by the close of play all the available
material for the upcoming mail out had been dealt with and now graces
the General Manager's Office.

Work proceeded of the continuing weed control of the bank opposite the
Booking Hall; Nottingham Castle was finally stripped off the grey brake
van after its Santa appearance and the van is now in the process of
receiving modest repairs and a repaint. The Narrow Gauge, though not
scheduled to operate today did so briefly by the efforts of Rod and Mary
and further happiness was spread among our smaller visitors. The class
119 appreciation society turned out to give that vehicle attention to
its underframes and further scraping and painting was duly achieved,
particularly to some of its exhaust parts.

All the best,
John Ball via Anton