A better than forecast day with sunshine and showers but bitterly cold. The day was entirely given over to train operations and associated facilities with a reasonable financial result. It was slightly surreal to be a "typical" junction station with periods of activity when the trains to Ravenstor and Idridgehay were arriving and departing followed by periods of stillness. The train crews, Booking Hall and Catering staff did sterling work and everything went with precision.
There were many visitors from other heritage railways and obvious enthusiasts to sample an opportunity to travel to Idridgehay continuing the euphoria of the opening.
A good day.