Sunday, 21 December 2014

Santa Sunday 21st December 2014

Dear all
Our penultimate Santa day with another great turnout of volunteers to deal with the many challenges these days present. All went splendidly with a warm glow as the thanks piled in for a great experience. The trains were supported by the EVRA shop, roast chestnut brakevan and model railway.
The value of having the dmu team on standby paid dividends today as one of Santa's gearboxes had lost oil but all was remedied without any impact on our services.
The dmu team also removed the gutters from the "stores bubble car" for resale to a willing buyer together with removing the window frames for reuse on the PW "bubble car". The team also managed to energise the interior lights of the PW car demonstrating that they can be fed by battery or a shore supply. The oil store also received a tidy.
A defunct heater was exchanged in the Pullman Buffet Car so that the chill can be keep out of the vehicle.
Another great day with many thanks to the large team involved.