Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Progress Wednesday 17th July 2013

Dear all
Well it's arrived! Allelys arrived mid morning with their customary efficiency and dropped off the two parts of 52322 which will allow it to be put together tomorrow and I am grateful to Bob Gibbens who conducted the delivery inspection report.
We hosted Relate Derby & South Derbyshire for a meeting that moved from one side of the shelter on Platform 2 to Platform 3 as the sun moved round. Lunch was provided in the Pullman and the participants were suitably impressed by all the movements being carried out as we prepare for the upcoming weekend. Rob and Ollie did a sterling job, after the Works Train arrived back from Duffield, by performing all the necessary shunting, not easy in the sweltering heat.
Iris was found to have a cylinder head gasket failure and a start was made to prepare for replacement of the offending part. The PWT concentrated on the Midland Railway style fencing for the Platform 2 extension at Wirksworth and the LCC, after a marketing spurt, tended to the locomotive hauled set and agreed to a number of extra tasks at the weekend and next Wednesday.
The Booking Hall made several experience sales to swell the coffers and the Pullman Buffet Car received a steady and encouraging trade.
All good stuff.