Thursday, 29 September 2011

Progress Thursday 29th September 2011

Dear all
The heat wave has nearly reached our part of the world with a warm and pleasant day to help our endeavours. The VCT concentrated on Duffield and the removal of brash from their controversial tree felling site. A generous fire was reported as consuming the brash at a location that didn't trouble anybody.
It was a delight to provide a charter train for St Giles School and I thank Lewis, Chris B and John E for hosting this with the active participation of John and Yvonne HT. No 3 was shunted into Platform 1 for the event and the children enjoyed being able to board this engine and the Class 33. Our customer was demonstrating the "cherry picker" in the Car Park providing an added attraction. Rodney opened up Duffield to ensure that end of the line was prepared for the party.
The customer, I think, has successfully sold the first model to visitors who attended today and we look forward to further work as a result of their productive visit to Wirksworth.
The LMSCA continued their marathon project with the Third Open and the Filing Fairy introduced further order to our paperwork. Work continued with the temporary extension of the steam shed involving drilling of the wooden support posts and digging of holes.
The dmu team pursued their quest to winterise the fleet with more antifreeze added to cooling systems and the topping up of batteries. No3 was warmed through in preparation for tomorrow's activities and a computer boffin has reconnected Stuart to the world wide web.
Another splendid and productive day.