Friday, 2 April 2010

Progress Good Friday 2nd April 2010

Dear all
A damp and grim day typical of a British Easter holiday led to a less than exciting foot fall. Nonetheless, grateful thanks go to all the team who welcomed our visitors to the Booking Hall, Buffet Car, Train Services, Model Railway Exhibition and the LMS Carriage Association Exhibition. Pleasant feedback from the visitors with Jeff's hot food proving to be a winner.
Within the Maintenance Facility ceilings were replaced in the recently arrived Class 108's guards compartment and DRE were in full flight manufacturing and modifying more parts for the Duffield ground frames.
We had a visit from a Barton coach on a check of our facilities for the classic coach rally later in the year with some of us taking a ride to Idridgehay and returning by rail. It only needed Sid James on a steam roller to complete the picture.
The old Training Room departed this morning as a donation to the Tanat Valley Light Railway releasing more space in the Car Park. On Wednesday, in conjunction with Alton Manor Farm, drastic steps were taken to cure the water pouring onto the line at Callow Park and more normal flows were noted today along the "racing straight".
Let's hope the rest of the holiday will be more productive financially.