Friday, 27 July 2018

Progress Friday 27th July 2018

Dear all,

Another scorching hot day again in Wirksworth which started with a passing thunderstorm but soon turned out sunny again. It was an average Friday on the trains boosted by a coach party on the last train who also enjoyed tea and sandwiches upon their return.

A vacuum fault which had developed on the three car DMU was rectified quickly ready for a charter tomorrow evening.

The Jinty was warmed through ready for it to return to service tomorrow after missing last weekend.

At the end of the day, the Derby Lightweight trailer car was shunted out of the shed sporting a fresh new blue livery. There is still quite a long way to go with the restoration of both cars both mechanically and internally but it has really brightened it up in the meantime.