Friday, 9 November 2012

Progress Friday 9th November 2012

Dear all
Bob Swepstone has been beavering away in the background over the last couple of days to assist Network Rail's contractor to inspect retaining walls around the Wirksworth area. This has resulted, in the immediate future, in the closure of the Wirksworth Car Park while further checks are made and further vegetation cleared for a complete assessment. It's a reminder that all our structures are some 150 years old!
Good news on the Santa front with bookings within a smidgeon of being 30% up on this time last year with the great preponderance being online.
The Pullman Buffet Car had another steady day and the Booking Hall concentrated on house keeping.
PS - there is a Ravenstor working party planned for tomorrow assembling at Wirksworth for 1000. This is to take advantage of the closed period for care and maintenance of our northernmost outpost.
PPS - first journey over new track at Shottle with the 1020 Wirksworth to Duffield service - quite an event
PPPS - Sunday lunches and many other goodies in the online shop - everything is just a click away