Monday, 7 June 2010

Progress Monday 7th June 2010

Dear all
 
A most encouraging day with a group of four on a Drive a Diesel Day ably hosted by John Allsop and Richard Buckby. They all expressed much appreciation for the hospitality shown to them. Jeff provided their lunches and prepared for tomorrow's influx of commercial customers requiring both lunch and afternoon tea.
 
Elements of tomorrow's customer arrived with a road trailer from Berlin and a rather splendid machine from Austria. The drivers had a brief introduction to our handsignals before moving onto the Gorsey Bank line for some last minute adjustments and the machine is resting in Platform 1 overnight.
 
The Booking Hall played its part in today's proceedings with a welcome for our Drive a Diesel Day customers and fielding a number of telephone calls.
 
Some work was done on the shape of the steam gala to be held in early August and the timetable for it finalised.This will be published shortly when a few more details are resolved.
 
For those of you anxious for news about our web cams, a new pole was delivered today which will be fixed to the former dust dock allowing more panoramic views of the Wirksworth site.
 
A little late news from Duffield where the main line hanging baskets and planters had attention from Dorothy and David on Saturday.
 
Martin