Friday, 2 November 2012

Progress Friday 2nd November 2012

Dear all
A cold, crisp, mainly sunny day where we welcomed the final steam experience customers of 2012 ably hosted by Mick and Hylton. We also gathered in three drive a diesel day participants excellently looked after by Lewis and Richard. John Evans graciously moved between the two experiences to ensure all the accompanying families enjoyed their day as well.
It was also satisfying to provide a little test track service to our rail flaw detection customers as they proved their new software.
The dmu team concentrated on the woodwork in the guards compartment of the Bubble Car enthusing about the progress made today.
The Booking Hall welcomed our many guests in addition to accomplishing and end of financial year stock take. The Pullman Buffet Car benefited from the sheer number of people coming and going through the day.
Lastly, the caravan situated on Wash Green dock that provided accommodation for "Ashford Bob" until he found the expense of coming to Wirksworth beyond his resources has departed for pastures new. Another end of an era story as the caravan was well beyond its sell by date and Bob made quite a contribution to our enterprise in its formative years. He has found solace on the East Kent Railway which has similar mountains to climb.