Thursday, 21 September 2017

Progress Thursday 21st September 2017

Dear all,

A damp and miserable day in the valley but it didn't deter the passengers, with the 2 car DMU full and standing on the first train from Duffield earlier. This was partly due to a pre-booked party which were also booked to have an afternoon tea in the Pullman at Wirksworth. This they enjoyed so thank you to those volunteers who stepped in to lend an additional helping hand with serving this.

Down the yard, some shunting and fuelling was done ready for a busy weekend coming up and the PW team were trying to tidy up Road 1 after the relay last weekend. Unfortunately, the weather hampered their progress somewhat so they came to a frustrating early finish. Much better progress was made though in the S&T department who are using the shelter of the new Maintenance Facility to fabricate and construct further signalling for Shottle which should enable the former Oddingley box to be commissioned in the future.