Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Progress Tues 1st Jan 2013

A bright and sunny day brought out passengers to our railway in fair numbers with at times, buffet customers spilling out onto the platform.

Certainly worth opening the railway today with the chink of the tills swelling our coffers at this lean time.

Line inspection from the train revealed no damage from the recent floods.

An on foot patrol was also carried out from Duffield to Shottle by Tony Watt with the rest of the line to be inspected on foot tomorrow and Thursday.

More DMU stores were sorted by the DMU dept to good effect.

The LMSCA were also in attendance welding the bodywork and replacing windows in the BSK.

Dream steam team replaced all 4 buffers and installed another mechanical lubricator on No 3 with further work carried out on Cathryns' mechanical stoker.

The bubble car moved further towards completion with John Allsop painting the guards compartment.

Surveying work was also carried out on our maintenance facility to check the position of the tracks with a view to levelling and lining in advance of floor concreting.

30 volunteers on site today which isn't bad for new years day.