Monday, 5 September 2011

Progress Monday 5th September 2011

Dear all
A blustery wintry day that gladdened the heart and demonstrated all the good things about our enterprise. Four Drive a Diesel participants arrived from distant parts, Gatwick, Leamington Spa, Halifax and Borrowash to enjoy a day with their hosts, John A and Richard B. They left us converted to the EVR and will be ambassadors for the Railway for the foreseeable future. It is a great product for illustrating what we have achieved and what we can now do. My thanks go to their hosts who really sell our unique take on life.
Their lunches were provided by Angela and much appreciated by all the team.
Dynamo belts were fitted to the centre car of our 3 car set which seemed to take a long time and be a very dirty job with Graham particularly affected.
The Booking Hall received our visitors and an inordinate number of phone calls relating to future bookings, amongst other things, which would suggest the remainder of the season will be quite lively. 60 members and supporters of the Black Dog Band have been booked in for lunch at the end of September to celebrate the launch of their new album in the hope that the windows of the Gatwick Express can cope with the pulsating beat.
There have been some very sensible changes to the Duffield to Wirksworth timetable for the Sunday of the Wirksworth Festival and these should be on the web site tomorrow.
A very good day.