Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Progress Wednesday 29th February 2012

Dear all
 
The day that only comes around every four years saw activity unabated by the leap function but no proposals have been notified to HQ.
 
The whole line benefited from a track patrol in advance of our first scheduled passenger weekend with many fishplate bolts tightened and level crossing gate checks made. The PWT also changed 13 sleepers on the Gorsey Bank to Idridgehay section reaching the area of Milepost 140 in their endeavours.
 
Mick ably hosted a second day with our customer who was inducting Network Rail surveyors into to the use of their equipment. The Second Open Pullman is now complete and John commenced preparation of the First Open in advance of its entry to covered accommodation Sunday afternoon, all being well.
 
The Lone Carriage Cleaner tended to dmu 50170 with an assistant today who dealt with any screw head not properly aligned but, most importantly, dealt with the interior book shelf and main window area of my office. "I can see, I can see".
 
The Head of Gardening was in action on the Wirksworth station garden slightly complaining of the cold as the temperature soared.
 
Negotiations were satisfactorily concluded for the arrival of a large yellow machine to arrive on Sunday from Sweden and we look forward to working with their team throughout March. Activity on the Bubble Car continued and I anticipate the end product will be a world beater.
 
The Booking Hall proudly captured another group booking and the BuyaGift products continue to yield revenue and tasks for us in the forthcoming months.
 
Martin