Friday, 24 February 2017

Progress Friday 24th February 2017

Dear all,

A much better day weather-wise than yesterday! First thing this morning, the newly arrived 31 was started up and shunted round to the yard away from the loading point to allow the testing customer to get on the track. However, in the end they didn't actually go on the track instead opting to tinker with the machine in the car park.

Boffins from Burton were on site today investigating and hopefully rectifying a few niggles that have developed on the Class 33 over the last few weeks. Bring on the gala in a few weeks time!

This afternoon, Messers Boultbee, Tait and Watts set sail from Wirksworth in the road rail Land Rover to inspect the line following the bad weather yesterday. A most useful exercise as they encountered no fewer than 4 trees that may have been a problem to rail traffic but happily they were dealt with using the equipment they took with them. A useful exercise, not only for tomorrow's service but also for tonight's filming. 

It is the last of five night of filming by the students from London tonight. Hopefully they have got some good footage to produce their film and we look forward to it premiering soon!

Leigh