I am most grateful to the small but active team that turned in today who checked the line to Duffield which involved digging out the flangeways of the level crossings at Gorsey Bank and Idridgehay. This task aided by John Silvester who freed the pointwork at Duffield North, enabled the confirmation to next Tuesday's customer that all would be well for the test of a Network Rail Emergency Response vehicle. The team also did a track examination of the Wirksworth Ravenstor line in advance of the weekend's operations.
Much progress was also made with the conversion of the former Tarry Office into one that will be the centre of all our record keeping associated with the Safety Management System requirements, all quite dry but so essential to operating in the current climate.
Tomorrow sees a final purge to get ready for Santa including the preparation of the Buffet Car and Gatex vehicles which have been quite frozen up over the last two weeks making the basic task of washing up nigh on impossible.