Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Progress Tuesday 27th August 2013

Dear all
Not the most exciting of days but the service delivered satisfactory returns with thanks to the train crew, Booking Halls, EVRA Shop and Pullman Buffet Car and my thanks go, as ever, to all who ensured that the money keeps coming in. Tonight sees an attempt to rescue LJB from Shottle.
Fred & Iris gave the Mess Hall another good do and it is extremely disappointing that at the end of the day there was another pile of unwashed pots - there is patently no way of shaming those concerned and those folk should anticipate that all crockery will be removed and if a warm beverage is required they should bring their own mug and supplies - absolutely not good enough!
Onwards and upwards at the M1M conducted further welding to their SK and the LMSCA pursued the renovation of the Third Open with attention to the frame, ceiling and windows.
The DMU team concentrated on reorganising their stores coach and weed treatment by hand had another go at the Incline and around Idridgehay gates. The DST tended to all three locomotives in their care with Henry Ellison being readied for its next outing, No 3 having all its seals attended to and Cathryn receiving further exploratory work.
The SBT reported that the top concreting was completed and there had been some exploratory dig to locate the platform drains.
PS Today's photo is of a locomotive that was briefly with us but has disappeared - does anyone know if it still exists?