Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Progress Wednesday 13th August 2014

Dear all
At Wirksworth it was a damp, dull and miserable day but at Duffield it was sunny and warm! A lone track patroller completed the whole line with the Gorsey Bank to Ravenstor section. Today's service was a concert of single units with the Bubble Car catering for the main line service and Iris operated the Incline. The operations were supported by the EVRA shop and model railway.
Head of Gardening was active in tending to the garden opposite the Booking Hall and along Platform 1. The PWT progressed painting of the Shottle South Ground Frame and moved much surplus ironwork from the site of Shottle North's Ground Frame. Wagons were loaded with materials required for further progress at Wirksworth.
The LMSCA commenced tidying up the paintwork on the east side of the BTO with the application of undercoat as they respond to an appeal to raise the presentation of the coach to our visitors. The dmu team concentrated on replacing a fuel pump on 51505 and fitter Futter reported that he had sourced replacement fan belts for L J Breeze.
The Pullman Buffet Car together with the Booking Halls at Wirksworth and Duffield had a remarkably successful day.
Two photos for today, the first of which demonstrates that nobody should have any fear of passing over Idridgehay's level crossing given the amount of ready mix that supports it. The second is from the Company drone overflying Wirksworth Station. This equipment is sponsored by the CIA.