Friday, 14 September 2018

Progress Friday 14th September 2018

Dear all,

A quiet day generally around the railway today. The Engineering Dept worked on a fuel supply issue on one of 50253's engines which it seems they may have sorted and the toilet pipework and tank refurbishment on Class 101 E51505 continued.

No.3 was steamed with a warming fire ready for the weekend. Passenger service on the incline have finished now, save for the 13th and 14th October Model Railway Exhibition Weekend, however driver experiences are continuing.

The Commercial Dept were in full flow booking in diesel driver experiences, children's birthday parties etc. I did a telephone interview this afternoon with BBC Radio Derby to talk about BBC Derbyshire Day which we are taking part in on Sunday 23rd September. Whilst I can't reveal how many tickets were on offer, we can just say that the ticket allocation we provided them with has nearly all gone at the time of writing which is very quick indeed as they only became available this morning!