Thursday, 23 December 2010

Thursday 23rd December 2010

Dear all
The main achievement today was the installation of the Duffield south buffer stop after the new extension was slewed and ballasted. We are now 30ft nearer Derby.
The Steam Loco shed made progress so that No3 can live under cover and I am assured that it has been constructed to cope with any other vehicle that is within gauge.
There was some snow clearance during the morning to give the necessary walkways on the Wirksworth platforms.
Planned activity tomorrow surrounds the Stanier Third Open and I am grateful to the LMSCA team for this extra effort.
My annual appeal is for those of you who live close to any area of our Railway is to bob in over the holiday period to ensure no unwelcome guests are present. There has been a spate of thefts in the Wirksworth area that would indicate that thieves are taking advantage of the weather conditions to wreak havoc.