Saturday, 14 October 2017

Progress Report Saturday 14th October 2017

Dear All,

Derbyshire's favourite branch line enjoyed surprisingly mild and dry weather today. The 'Bubble Car' carried good passenger loadings throughout the day and the train crew facilitated a number of cab visits from Lee and Holloway Scouts as they journeyed along the valley to Duffield before embarking on a hike to Crich. We also played host to a number of groups today with The Derby Lightweight Group holding their AGM in their unit on platform three and the '48624' Locomotive Group holding their AGM in the training room. John Ball also held a first aid course for our volunteers.

In the shed the Permanent Way bubble car had attention to the guard's door and Faraday received a new headlamp. The new CCTV cameras were installed and tested. Today's service was supported by the EVRA shop, booking halls and Pullman Buffet. For those who have not visited Wirksworth Station recently I have attached a photo of the work taking place on the base of the new station building. It is a major project and there are a number of ways that people can support the new build. A new page has been created on our website so please help us by telling  your family and friends about the project and the ways they can gift funds. 

Finally, tonight we ran a full train (160 passengers) to Duffield on our Jazz and Chips Special. A big thank you to those staff and volunteers who have given their time freely this evening to ensure our guests have a good time.

All the Best,