Monday, 21 March 2011

Progress Monday 21st March 2011

Dear all
The lone fishplate bolt fettler achieved another 24 today and is well aware he is saving further expenditure at a time when the rest of the world is trying to spend the Company's funds at an ever increasing rate - pass me another valium.
John and Vince entertained today's Group Drive a Diesel Day clients to great effect and they all went away pleased with their time with us. Rod and Mary continued their marathon refurbishment of the waiting shelter on Platform 2 and 3 and the kitchen area of the Saloon had a further coat of paint on the ceiling.
The garden border along Platform 1 received further attention and the EVRA shop is being prepared for the opening weekend.
The LMSCA were in full production as the vehicle's entry into traffic is only 6 days away and the team at Duffield installed the cabling to the Midland Railway lamp posts for their eventually illumination.
The Booking Hall dealt with today's guests and fielded a growing number of telephone enquiries truncating the traditional mid-day nap.
Tomorrow sees the main area of activity concentrated on Duffield. Those attending are reminded to bring their rakes so that we can conclude the surface and its associated lawn. Apart from the train crew the permanent way team are asked to go directly to Duffield where there are a number of tasks at that location and, if possible, to north thereof.