Saturday, 24 September 2016

Progress Report 24th September 2016

Hello Everyone,

Another satisfactory day down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line saw a steady stream of visitors throughout the day. Down the yard the Quick Fix Fitters undertook a pretty complex shunt involving a number of wagons and coaches. A small number of the DMU team could be found working on an A exam and Dan was located preparing wood for varnishing in the BSK. My thanks to John Rhead who again found himself multi-tasking this weekend on the Duffield service. Unfortunately the two car set developed the same brake problem as last week but thanks to the quick fix fitters a replacement set consisting of the 108 and Royal 119  entered service with minimal impact upon the timetable before they speedily set about identifying and rectifying the problem. Some refresher driver training was undertaken with Breeze today.

The Booking office attended to Jazz and chips bookings as well as Santa enquiries which bodes well for the coming weeks. Today's service was supported by the Pullman Buffet, EVRA shop and Model Railway. Finally it was good to see enhanced driving skills evident in the cab of Breeze today. (photo attached)

All the best, Tom