Saturday, 9 June 2012

Progress report Saturday 9th June 2012

Dear All,

The cold weather this morning did not deter our visitors and we enjoyed good passenger numbers on our scheduled services throughout the day. We welcomed a 'day with the driver' customer and his family from Lincoln who were most complimentary about their experience.

Down the yard the DMU group split into two teams. One team set about a number of tasks including fitting a new wiper to the class 117 and repairing a fuel leak on a class 101. The other team had a barnstorming day with the refurbishment of the class 119 fitting side panel to the first class non-smoking, applying ceiling trim and attaching doughnut rings to the light fittings. In the shed Dan continued the restoration of the bubble car which is now ready for the first application of undercoat and the class 20 group started their planned maintenance programme on the locomotive.

The quick fix fitters of the team dealt very efficiently with a set change due to problems with an unloader valve and managed to rectify the problem by the end of the day.

Down at Shottle station, the dynamic duo of Anton and Tim set about painting the new fence at the platform end and made rapid progress.

Finally, as the last service from Duffield pulled into Wirkswoth the sun came out which was a fitting end to a most productive and enjoyable day.

All the best,

Tom