Friday, 11 June 2010

Progress Friday 11th June 2010

Dear all
A day of great activity with building materials arriving early for loading to the Works Train for shipment to Duffield providing all the necessary materials to commence the platform reconstruction. In addition the cement mixer had a new motor fitted so it could play its part in the scheme.
After days of effort, and the Motive Power Superintendent receiving a bump on the head, the fluid flywheel on E51505 was installed and the result declared a success. Preparation of the new webcam pole was achieved and painting will ensue next week. The EVRA shop contents were emptied, or so it seemed, and transported to Bakewell for a show this weekend.
Track laying of a more light nature continued on the miniature railway along the frontage of the station garden.
The IMT did extremely well today with their first venture into vegetation control achieving a whole line pass to Duffield and back together with a trip along the Gorsey Bank line. During their return from Duffield they tended to a sleeper that had been dislodged in the accommodation crossing A6 north of Idridgehay.
The ash pit water pump was improved and we entertained a Drive a Diesel Day with the participant being an avid Class 20 enthusiast. He was very happy and full of praise for Richard and Hylton's running of the day.
The Booking Hall welcomed a number of visitors encouraged out by a little sunshine and distinctly warmer temperatures.