Monday, 15 August 2011

Progress Monday 15th August 2011

Dear all
A pleasantly warm and sunny day welcomed our Group Drive a Diesel Day participants. A variety of shunting manoeuvres were performed with L J Breeze. The combination of the Bubble Car and Iris was shunted and fuelled ready for the afternoon part of their day. The Group were very ably hosted by John A and Richard B and I am grateful to Anton for stepping into the breech to provide the necessary lunches.
Tony W and Richard P set off in the Multicar this morning to apply further weed treatment between Wirksworth and Shottle. Upon their return further efforts were made to deal with the lawn north of Cemetery Lane bridge.
The Booking Hall had quite a lively day meeting and greeting yielding a few pounds for the cause.
PS I add my thanks to Chris Beale and the 31 team who ensured the locomotive ran successfully over the weekend. Quite an achievement given its long period of inactivity. There is also grateful thanks to Steve P, Dan and Angela who bravely stepped up to the line to ensure we had full catering on both days of the Gala.