Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Progress Wednesday 28th November 2012

Dear all
Another most productive day with our customer accomplishing their EMC testing at Wirksworth and then departing for Barton-under-Needwood for further work to complete the acceptance of the vehicle to work on Network Rail. The manufacturer from Germany operates from a former DDR "half" roundhouse and has cheered Bob Gibbens as they can supply spares for Trabants, in fact the Managing Director has a Trabant powered speedboat - the mind boggles. A photo is attached that shows the vehicle which bears an uncanny resemblance to our own Multicar.
The PWT had a good day with all the track patrolling going on as planned and the other part of the team dealt with a number of tasks including clearing the area of the south Shottle points, collecting the portable toilets from Duffield and distributing them to new locations and collecting a wagon of logs for sale.
The SBT installed some 50 ft of concrete base foundation and, at Wirksworth, a walling contractor has started to remedy the problems in the Car Park.
The Filing Fairy continued her massive task and the Booking Hall has a most satisfactory day with Santa and Group Bookings.
The Pullman Buffet Car was test driving a new "chocolate log" and introduced our customer to the joys of the Pullman Bacon Buttie.