Progress Report Saturday 21st April 2012Dear All,
A very pleasant day with lots of activity on the railway with shareholders in abundance. Our normal timetabled service ran with the usual efficiency and the better weather impacted positively upon our passenger numbers.
A small army of conscripts tackled the mess room, cleaned a number of DMU bogies, cleaned the toilets and the cribs were filled with ash ballast all with good results.
Work continued on the LMS break van and a small number of the 8F group continued the boiler restoration work, The DMU team had a successful day fitting the re upholstered seats in 51505. The two Pullman coaches were bolted together and heat and light was reinstated to the second class coach . The Class 20 group members set about a vacuum fault which was successfully resolved to the joy of all concerned.
Tonight's evening charter was a most enjoyable affair and returned to Wirksworth ECS at 22.30 making it a long day for all concerned.
An altogether tickityboo day.