Thursday, 4 December 2014

Progress Thursday 4th December 2014

Dear all
 
On another bitterly cold day the teams on site achieved great things. Rob washed the Santa set and ensured the toilet was filled as well as checking everything worked. The dmu team were working on refurbishing EP valves, removing an AWS sensor from one of the ex Severn Tunnel "Bubble Cars" that will be collected by the Severn Valley Railway and started to sign write their support stores vehicle. The latter activity was organised by Ben who has provided a very tasteful addition to Wirksworth Station replica lamps with great results.
 
Eric Hills went to town with the decoration of our two Pullman coaches so they will provide a very welcoming environment for the Santa train passengers whilst they enjoy mince pies and mulled wine.
 
Leigh produced his weekly report of Santa bookings reporting a spectacular 58% increase income, so far, over 2013. This is all virtually on line and my thanks go to Leigh and Robin for facilitating this leap forward. It goes without saying that this cash into the business helps immensely when all other sources have died down through the winter months.
 
Our task now is to deliver what we have promised! I do really look forward to seeing which personalities participate in an active way.
 
Martin