Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Progress Tuesday 24th January 2011

Dear all
 
A day of extraordinary productivity and record consumption of tea. The Filing Fairy continued her never ending quest to ensure our paperwork is up to date partly caused by an ever increasing influx of new volunteer faces. This is the subject of much celebration as it means we continue to grow and be able to achieve an ever growing range of projects.
 
The LMSCA gained an extra volunteer today as they tackled the renovation of M27001 and the VCT were in action with their continued attack on the lineside vegetation. The PWT were in solid action at Shottle with four panels of the proposed loop fitted with rails and a collection of concrete sleepers yielded from the trolleys isolated at Gorsey Bank spaced out ready to receive rail.
 
The DST fielded a team of 10 and reported work on all three of our steam locomotives. The Bubble Car's southern cab windows were removed yesterday and remedial work on their surrounds was carried out today.In the south the DTT achieved one lintel of the two new doorways and made significant progress with the interior partitioning.
 
Chris R assisted our Station Garage to get on line to enable us to book our vehicles in whilst active on the Railway. A start has been made on extending the EVRA shop area into the former Information Office and the Booking Hall nearly reached the end of our current mailout to shareholders as well as dealing with an ever increasing pace of enquiries about the upcoming season.
 
Amazingly good day.
 
Martin