Sunday, 6 January 2013

saturday 5th January 2013

Saturday 5th January
On Derbyshires friendly railway a dry day brought the staff out in  force with nearly 60 members working on site 
 Iris floated up and down the line  with a some very happy and satisfied customers who also thronged the buffet
Our day with the driver was well satisfied and really enjoyed his trip round the yard hosted by Richard B
The dmu team hit a milestone in starting both engines on the 119 ( first time in 20 years )  and worked hard on the vacuum system
Mike completed the guttering on the bubble car interior
The 8f group was to be found hammering away splitting the mechanical stoker on Katherine
The steam group fitted  a new lubricator as well as many other tasks on No3 inc undercoating the new buffers
The lmsca where to be found repairing the windows and gutters on the BSK
The 31 was started up today by Tim as the 33 group were to be found with flat batteries so retired to survey the mess room interior
we also had staff on the first aid /  track safety courses all passing  as Anton ran our monthly induction for new volunteers
a busy day for all today with many tasks completed   well done to you all
ATB John Evans