Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Progress Wednesday 9th November 2011

Dear all
Another day of intense activity with spectacular progress being made on the exterior refurbishment of the Buffet Car. The S&T van also has moved significantly forward with yesterday and today preparing the vehicle for repainting so it will make a startling contribution to the presentation of the Works Train.
Much action also with the Stanier BTO reflecting the determination of this team to overcome their previous setbacks. The PWT, with Faraday as motive power, set off for the lengthy journey to Shottle where more scrap rail was cut for disposal and a further three cuts made in the former long welded section as we work towards the first stage of cutting it into 240ft lengths.
Mike the Flail set off for more vegetation control south of Shottle with another solid day of progress. The boiler of Henry Ellison had a riveting day with the foundation ring receiving the attentions of Israel Newton.
The Booking Hall had quite a selection of Santa and Thames-Ecclesbourne Express bookings to process making the goals set for these two products gradually coming into focus.
In the errors and omissions section I did forget to mention that Dorothy had a sense of occasion for our eleventh anniversary by providing cake for all active volunteers yesterday.