As we reach the last day of the first month of the year the temperatures have plummeted making a highly unpleasant day that produced a surprising amount of activity. The VCT completed their clearance of vegetation on behalf of a neighbour at Duffield and also took the opportunity to clear the remnants of a silver birch felled by recent high winds. The brash was transported north to a burning site where one spectacularly large fire was reported.
Work continued on the extension of the EVRA shop the new Information Centre was wired in. The PWT achieved the changing of a further 16 sleepers in the area of Ken Rowlands crossing and the DTT cut the necessary two doorways into the toilet block and have largely completed the interior partitions. Deliveries of some of the internal components have been received at Wirksworth over the last couple of days as this project surges forward.
The DST have been working on No3 and Henry Ellison as both these projects move forward to No3 being in service two months time and HE joining it in May.
The Bubble Car project inched forward proving to be quite a major restoration and Mike the Flail made more impact between Idridgehay and Jebbs Lane bridge before the failure of an "O" ring terminated today's progress.
The LMSCA continued with preparing the floor in 27001, the Brake Third Open and generously responded to an appeal to create two veneer panels for the Royal Saloon.
We have had quite an international start to the week with a Steam Experience booking received from Kuala Lumpur yesterday and a visit from one of our Canadian shareholders, Mike Harrington, who whilst living near Calgary is presently working in Trinidad. He follows our activities via the wonders of the world wide web with some interest. You never know who's looking in!