Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Progress Wednesday 22nd December 2010

Dear all
Another extremely challenging day with yet more snow but the Works Train ventured to Duffield and the team assembled the sleepers and rails for the southern extension of some 30 feet towards Derby. A great achievement given the miserable conditions.
At base useful progress has been made with the Saloon's on board gas system allowing the stove and water boiler to work. We hope the work will be now signed off by a friendly qualified person that will allow us to use these facilities in 2011.
For those of you paying attention, spell-check confused refurbish with republish on yesterday's report. I am happy to confirm the first vacuum cylinder from the Third Open has been furbed!
Special credit to Neil who has cracked, after a great deal of effort, the ability to book a through ticket to Wirksworth from the national network commencing in April next year. Another "coming of age" moment.
Tomorrow sees those that wish to participate assembling at Duffield to reposition the buffer stop on the newly extended headshunt.