Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Progress Wednesday 11th January 2012

Dear all
 
Another day of dedication with the lone Carriage Cleaner tackling the interior of the Buffet Car. A great deal of dust and muck had resulted from the major exterior renovation and it is pleasing to report that the interior is clean again.The area which will be occupied by the new counter location has been cleared and washed down ready for the next part of the plot.
 
The PWT worked in the area of Ken Rowlands crossing replacing a further nine life expired sleepers whilst their second team shipped some 6 or 7 tonnes of scrap rail to help raise funds. The scrap skip at Shottle is also loaded with "good quality" scrap that will help pay for further PW supplies.
 
John Allsop has made significant progress with the standard class Gatwick Express coach as it moves to its new Pullman livery. A lot less remedial work is needed to this vehicle but I tend to forget how much area there is to prepare. The Head of Gardening made further progress with the Wirksworth station garden inhibited by the actions of selfish dog owners. A shock tactic may be necessary to eliminate this problem. What voltage shall we use?
 
The Booking Hall took three group bookings for the year ahead which is tremendously encouraging as work behind the scenes to raise our profile on Google by quite sophisticated means appears to be paying dividends. A design of a new Pullman based catering and group booking leaflet is also taking shape which will capitalise on our offers in 2012.
 
Onwards and Upwards.
 
Martin