Monday, 8 August 2011

Progress Monday 8th August 2011

Dear all
A day of sunshine and showers with two main areas of activity. Tony W and Richard P set off this morning with the Multicar in a further attempt to do battle with the weeds that cover much of the main line. There is evidence that the war is being won and the team concentrated on where the line was particularly green. On return to permit the next activity to commence they hand weeded a good proportion of the lines beyond Cemetery Lane bridge reflecting great credit on their dedication.
The other part of the day was devoted to a Group Drive a Diesel Day very ably hosted by John A and Richard B. During the morning opportunity was taken to put our rake of locomotive hauled stock together and berth them at Platform 1 involving a great deal of shunting to the pleasure of our guests. After lunch the Group had a whole line experience in the 3 Car set and parted with glowing praise for their hosts.
The Booking Hall welcomed the Group and dealt with a variety of visitors and phone calls.
The planned arrival of our Class 33, 33035, has been deferred to Wednesday due to a faulty trailer.