Monday, 26 August 2013

Progress Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013

Dear all
Today put some heavy demands of our very small team, even I had to leave the Executive Suite and undertake a Guards turn and empty the toilet bins on the loco hauled set, what are we coming to!
Nonetheless, the service operated well with many happy visitors, the Booking Halls collected a satisfactory amount of cash, the Pullman Buffet Car had its best day of the holiday, the EVRA shop sold their mixed range of products and the narrow gauge entertained. Special thanks to Nathan who looked after Gorsey Bank gates to aid timekeeping.
We had stalls, two of which are illustrated, with June selling our extremely successful "Drive a Steam Engine for £10" where the customers were welcomed by Joe and Fred, the LMSCA also selling well to help swell their coffers and Vince on the EVRA stand as part of their membership drive. June and Vince also multitasked to ensure we kept the show on the road.
The dmu team assisted with a slight malfunction on Iris, repaired the toilets on 51505, sorted batteries following the sale of the Class 117m and received a weighty stores delivery.
My grateful thanks go to everyone who actively participated today - it was a close run thing to deliver what we advertised!