Saturday, 22 September 2012

Progress Report 22nd September 2012

Dear All,

A warm and sunny day down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line brought out good numbers of visitors to our railway. Starting at Duffield we had a number of passengers travelling on through tickets from as far as Leicester. At Wirksworth we welcomed a day with the driver guest from Warwick. The miniature railway was open and continues to attract younger visitors. Down the training room three courses were delivered:- First Aid, Personal Track Safety and an Induction course which was very well attended. A warm welcome to our new volunteers and hope they have a long and happy association with the railway.

Down the yard the DMU quick fix fitters successfully rectified a fault with Breeze's battery wiring as well as undertaking an annual inspection of the centre car. The restoration team focussed their skills upon the Guard's van panels and trim of the bubble car and a small band raided Aunty Wainwright's coach for spare doors and found a surprising assortment of said objects, photo attached.

All the best,

Tom