Monday, 9 April 2012

Progress Easter Monday 9th April 2012

Dear all
A wet, chill and thoroughly miserable Bank Holiday Monday that saw little activity before lunch time but with a welcome lift in the afternoon. All team worked in appalling conditions but Richard Buckby who acted as Third Man on the Duffield service deserves particular praise for getting a soaking at each level crossing gate opening, 4 per round trip making 12 excursions in all. The other hero was Mary who continually had to rid her tent of pools of water whilst dispensing the egg hunt to an unexpected number of wet egg hunters.
It was good to see Lorna in the EVRA shop and the narrow gauge team also endured the weather. The catering team had quite a good day where the warm food was a winner. All in all the whole team did amazingly well and deserve our thanks for keeping the show on the road.
A little further progress with the Class 119 rounded off the day.