A pleasant day until the very end when the rain arrived. Today's Group Drive a Diesel Day were fulsome in their praise for the Railway and their hosts, Richard and Robin. These "experiences" are very valuable to our enterprise and I am immensely grateful to everyone who makes the participants so welcome.
During the morning we welcomed Hongsin Kim back again from Birmingham University, together with her tutor, to continue to assist with her dissertation on economic modern signalling for heritage and rural railways. The Landrover was commandeered to test signal strengths along the line and after this trip our rolling stock was assessed to determine where antennae may be fixed. This is cutting edge stuff and it is satisfying that we are in at the ground floor.
In the late afternoon a fleet of 5 wagons began to arrive that will provide a selection of engineering vehicles to assist with our immediate objectives and assist with future maintenance requirements.
The Booking Hall welcomed a few visitors and the Buffet Car fed our Drive a Diesel Day guests.