Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Progress Wednesday 13th June 2012

Dear all
The LCC cleansed the three car set, Iris and the Training Room and we are ever grateful for this work that largely goes without appreciation but is so necessary for our reputation for presentation. Equally Tim, a new recruit, has steadily worked around both side of our Pullman fleet to clean the bodywork and windows, again,  two full days of unsung work that ensures our visitors see well presented vehicles. On the same subject, without apology, Anton has made strides with blending in the new Information room but had the adverse effect of bringing on the rain in the late afternoon.
At Shottle the boxing up, fettling and presentation of the loop line is now complete and some continued inspection of the line in the area of Hazelwood was accomplished together with some remedial work.
We welcomed a customer who was ably hosted by Mick Thomas having satisfied the vehicle acceptance body and continued some tests that he wished to complete.
In the Weighbridge at Wirksworth the rail saw received maintenance and a service to enable it to continue the rail cuts on the former long welded section including the fitting of a new silencer so it sounds less like a boy racer.
The Pullman Buffet Car entertainer few customers on a bleak day but the Booking Hall took the advance of a lull to update the web site and progress a most interesting booking from the Branch Line Society.
PS Just a reminder that the Rail Bender appeal is still open - around a further £3k is needed to enable us to place an order for this vital machine - donations, share applications or anything else should be made payable to WyvernRail plc - the sooner we can bottom this, the sooner trains can pass at Shottle. But, I have to say this will not be the end of the story as signalling and sundry other work will have to be funded!