Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Progress Wednesday 26th August 2015

Dear all
A fairly miserable start to the day developed into a pleasant late afternoon with the main event being our train service that operated with the minimal number of staff and my thanks go to John Ball who was both Guard and Third Man. The service was supported by the Booking Halls at Wirksworth and Duffield together with the EVRA Shop and Pullman Buffet. It does suggest we may have been over ambitious trying to operate five days a week which I am sure will be taken into account in next year's planning.
John Allsop has been working his magic on one of the vehicles which will feature during the Multiple Memories weekend and the PWT dealt with replacement of a double fishplate fracture reflecting the age of some of our track components. There was a track patrol of the section between Gorsey Bank and Ravenstor with no alarms reported.
Further progress was made with the third track into the Maintenance Facility as illustrated. Also shown is the Permanent Way "Bubble Car" which has been drawn out of the facility to facilitate the painting of a second dmu showing that progress is being steadily made to make this former wreck into a useful addition to the fleet.