Thursday, 2 February 2012

Progress Thursday 2nd February 2012

Dear all
 
My pencil sharpener seized up today with the continuing sub zero temperatures but, amazingly, people continued to work to further our project. Work progressed the installation of power to the Information Centre and the interior of the enlarged EVRA shop. Also the Buffet Car benefited from further stripping out of the area to be occupied by the new serving area.
 
The former Gatwick Express Second Open had its final gloss Umber on the East side and both ends of the coach have received the first coat of Umber gloss. The VCT completed their work at Duffield and continued cutting and burning between Idridgehay and Shottle.
 
The small, but perfectly formed, PWT managed to drill and plate 61 sleepers for the Shottle loop and also managed further tidying up of the lineside. The Duffield Toilet Team, benefiting from the warmer weather down south achieved the fitting of one new door that is lockable and installed the door frame for the second new doorway. A substantial delivery from Wickes was received towards this exciting project.
 
The dmu team undertook maintenance on 51505 and reformed the three car set. The Booking Hall progressed our group booking enquiries.
 
Great credit to all involved in what has been a most cold day.
 
Martin