Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Progress Tuesday 10th April 2012

Dear all
Inevitably the sun came out today and shone down on a legion of activities. The PWT harvested materials from the former Gorsey Bank line and the Wirksworth Yard for the Shottle loop project and managed a track inspection between Idridgehay and Shottle. The DST concentrated on their energies on Henry Ellison and the LMSCA were happy with the progress on the flooring of the BTO and achieved the installation of the steam heating pipe underneath the coach.
Dmus were moved so that the LCC could access them for cleaning ready for our next big day on Thursday. The VCT have been in action but mobile phone signal blank areas have prevented any knowledge of their activities - but I am sure they have been productive.
Snagging work has continued on the Pullman Buffet Car which has continued to trade with some success. Fred & Iris gave the Booking Hall a thorough clean and the feature garden on Platform 1 has had the woodwork stained for the first time in many years.
The DTT report that the concrete has been laid between the "plinth" and the building and that the Ladies is almost ready for commissioning all bar a little decoration.
The Booking Hall gathered the financial strands together after the Easter weekend and completed the long task of AGM mailouts.
The DST also report that they would welcome candidates for trainee firemen as steam commitments grow.
Glossary - I am reminded that our acronyms are not always understood by all!
PWT - Permanent Way Team
DST - Dream Steam Team
LMSCA - LMS Carriage Association
LCC - Lone Carriage Cleaner
VCT - Vegetation Clearance Team
DTT - Duffield Toilet Team