Progress Friday 20th December 2019

Dear all,

Fairly quiet on the railway today, not surprising given another awful day of weather.

The Santa train was taken for fuelling ahead of the coming 4 days of service. This was much to the delight of a long-term testing customer of ours who was able to get more flange measurements when he wasn't expecting them. Iris was also prepared for service on the 28th/29th weekend including fuelling and a blowing EP valve dealt with.

Further work continued on the Caledonian Sleeper car as well as work on the underframe components of the LMS Brake Third, which is up in the air on the jacks at the moment.

Sean attended to the foot crossing at the north end of the station at Wirksworth to make sure there weren't any tripping hazards.