Friday, 30 September 2011

Progress Friday 30th September 2011

Dear all
A most pleasant and sunny day where we hosted both a Group Drive a Diesel Day and a Steam Experience Day. The oddity was that one of the steam experience clients preferred diesels and transferred to the Diesel Day! Amongst the Diesel Day customers was a driver from Zimbabwe would left the country in 1988 but had fired on their magnificent Garrett locomotives and driven a variety of diesels to the various borders in difficult times proving again you just never know who might turn up. The hosts of the Diesel Day were John A and Richard B and the Steam folk were Mick T and Hylton. All who participated were fulsome in their praise for a memorable day and their hosts.
There was a great deal of dmu maintenance, fuelling and cleaning with many thanks to Graham, Will and Anton. There was half a day of progress on the steam shed extension and the Booking Hall enjoyed a steady stream of visitors lured out by the unseasonal weather.
Two test customers were booked in encouraging the thought that this part of our business is slowly reviving.