Thursday, 1 August 2013

Progress Thursday 1st August 2013

Dear all
Well we did bask in the warmth of a splendid day as the customers poured in and coffers were most pleasantly filled. My thanks go, as ever, to today's train crew with their supplementary gate opening activity to speed the "main line" service and a great welcome to the Foxfiled Railway driver and fireman. The Booking Halls, EVRA Shop and Pullman Buffet Car all did great trade to very good effect.
Down south the VCT concentrated on an area south of Hazelwood involving two fire and tended to the restoration of the Permanent Way hut just south of the station site. Alan returned to Wirksworth to fix two well restored enamel signs to the fence on Platform 2.
The M1M multitasks with an operation of the narrow guage and tend to the corridor flooring of the EVRA SK. A new audible warning device has been fitted to the narrow guage ensemble involving technical matters that passed over my head but at least they can be heard clearly.
The dmu team assisted with the various service train movements and fitted lighting into their tool container. The exhaust grills of the Class 119 were painted and air leaks tended to. The windscreen wipers on 50170 were restored to health.
A most pleasant and productive day.
PS As no time presented itself for a current photo I attach another reminder of the recent past showing the ballasting of the then new siding to accommodate the catering set. The O3s are of fond memory!