Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Progress Wednesday 28th May 2014

Dear all
A wet, cold and miserable day where we welcomed a phalanx of Network Rail engineers on day one of their derailment investigation course. One of the photos illustrates where the catastrophic derailment has occurred where the teams have to ascertain the cause. The second photo shows the PWT operating the user friendly "Jim Crow", they really wanted an hydraulic version, which is part of "rehanding" the point blades of the crossover.
The LMS Brakevan has emerged from the Maintenance Facility following repairs to the roof canvas with a few touches remaining to introduce it back into service. Within the Maintenance Facility Iris and 50253 have been transposed so that the painting could continue today. The LCC dealt with 55006 and the two car set. We also discussed, God help us, some of the logistics for this year's Santa programme.
The Pullman Buffet Car provided lunch for today's customers and the Booking Hall, apart from taking another experience booking, dealt with a large number of luncheon bookings.
In spite of the weather a most productive day.