Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Progress Wednesday 11th June 2014

Dear all
 
It was good to welcome back one of our regular customers who is undertaking a two training course for their customers. They are illustrated demonstrating the computer based measurement kit.
 
The customer together with Relate, who were holding a team meeting, both enjoyed lunch in the Pullman and Richard Preedy was on a mission to deal with weeds at Idridgehay and on Shottle platform as part of the preparation for the fill needed to bring the structure up to height. The SBT completed the patio project which the area underneath the canopy and benefited from a further 20 tonnes of donated fill which all goes to reduce the final price of this project. We have set a date of 9th August for opening the finished product and the team there would welcome extra, fit, pairs of hands over the next Tuesdays and Wednesdays to speed them on to the end product.
 
The PWT continued work on the crossover at Wirksworth with substantial progress being made and the LCC tackled the 2 Car set together with the Bubble Car that are the present mainstays of our passenger services. She also turned her attention together with Derek Mason to the BSK and SK of the loco hauled set as we approach the diesel locomotive weekend. A lone dmu worker reported a lack of progress today but claimed it was compensated by the fitting of lino in the cab of 50253 yesterday. Cooke Enterprises made substantial inroads into the refurbishment of the waiting shelter on Platforms 2 and 3.
 
The Duffield contingent gave the facilities a thorough clean and tended to the plants and flowers there.
 
Thus the Pullman Buffet Car had a most satisfactory day with much praise from their party bookings and the Booking Hall enjoyed further on line sales.
 
The weather was fine and we had a most satisfactory day.
 
Martin