Friday, 14 December 2012

Progress Friday 14th December 2012

Dear all
From a winter wonderland the day moved through a black ice period to incessant rain as temperatures rise. The LCC was somewhat delicate with a cold but heroically soldiered on to sort the presents for the weekend's Santa bookings and gave the Santa train a clean. I suspect a quantity of restorative Scottish product will be needed this evening.
The "Bubble Car" which has benefited from almost daily attention over the last few weeks has had further attention to the refurbishment of the south end cab.
The Pullman Buffet Car traded erratically due to being frozen up for a couple of days but it looks as though normal service will resume for the weekend.
The Booking Hall prepared for the up coming weekend and dealt with some last minute Santa customers. It is immensely satisfying that we are now some 29% up on this time last year with over 75% booking on line. We are by no means in the big league but we are certainly catching up and I do thank everyone involved in bringing cash into the enterprise when it is most needed.