Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Progress Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Dear all
What a difference a day makes! Positively balmy today with no wind or rain to damage productivity.The stars of today were the PWT who achieved a legion of tasks with the help of D8001. The highest quality ballast, inherited from the Railvac project, was dropped in the Hazelwood station area where the application of this precious material was at its most sparse. Bob Swepstone will be proud that his pleas for "more stone" have been heard! The team also made great strides at the south end of the embryonic Shottle loop and loaded one wagon with logs and one with garden quality sleepers. The returning freight train to Wirksworth was one our longest and really looked the part. A splendid effort by the team who had a long and exhausting day.
The LCC cleansed the two car set used last weekend and painted the floor of the "Ladies" to great effect. Anton pursued his unsung task of putting up the temporary road signs for the Bank Holiday weekend and the Booking Hall and Buffet Car served a growing number of customers.
A pleasant and rewarding day.