Thursday, 17 May 2012

Progress Thursday 17th May 2012

Dear all
 
The PWT concentrated their efforts on the ballast deposited yesterday on the Shottle loop line, jacking and packing some 80 yards of the installation. EVRA dealt with the bases for the new Wash Green water tank, receiving ready mix concrete into shuttering made by John Gratton. All was over in 10 minutes because, as they say, preparation is all.
 
The dmu team washed more of their fleet and 51505 finally had its roof leak resolved. It was good to see Dan and Mike Evans working together on the Bubble Car to sand it down ready for painting.
 
The VCT moved northwards during the day and dealt with weather damage in the area of footpath F10, also know as Willow Crossing, between Shottle and Idridgehay. They are preparing to operate from Wirksworth during the summer running period.
 
Rod and Mary continued their efforts to sparkle up the narrow gauge for the new season accepting the maxim that "presentation is all".
 
The Buffet Car again improved its performance from visitors to our site and the Booking Hall further progressed our on line bookings.
 
Quite a pleasant and fairly warm day.
 
Martin