Friday, 29 June 2012

Progress Friday 29th June 2012

Dear all
The main event today was a Drive a Diesel Experience Day with the first use of the Class 33 for this important revenue generator. The owner's representatives had to make some late adjustments to the loco leading to the morning session being dmu based. However, after lunch the Royal Saloon was attached to 33035 and a most successful afternoon was held to the delight of our participants and their guests. My thanks go to John Allsop, Richard Buckby and John Evans who entertained and delighted our customers.
There was much energy put into repairs around Wirksworth station including the Wash Green dock "crossing gate" that has seen much better times. David N improved the waste disposal from the Buffet Car but further work will be required to ensure we aren't creating further problems.
The Booking Hall and Pullman Buffet Car played their part in entertaining our customers and a mix of visitors that just came to have a look a us.