Saturday, 23 August 2014

Progress Report Saturday 23rd August 2014

Dear All,

Typical British bank holiday weather early on this morning failed to dampen the spirits of our visitors and both our Duffield and Ravenstor services enjoyed very good passenger numbers throughout the day. The 10:15 Wirksworth to Duffield service carried passengers en-route from Wirksworth  to Edinburgh via Derby and the train was requested to stop at Shottle by a group of passengers also on their way to Derby.

Down the yard the DMU group were gainfully occupied whilst Tim Oakes and others were busy working on the Duke's axle boxes and frames. The LMSCA split into two teams focussing on the panels of the BTO and the interior of the Third Open.

Both the Pullman Buffet and Booking Hall was kept busy by a steady stream of customers throughout the day and down at Duffield and a group of happy travellers held a birthday picnic in the sun.

A good day was had by all.

Tom