A stunningly lovely day here in Wirksworth, a large number of driving experience guests, both steam and diesel, spent a pleasant day with their families and friends, pottering along the line and fetching brake vans from strange places.
In the dim coolness of the shed Allsops Painters and Decorators carried on with the class 119, which will no doubt shortly be as fine a vehicle as it was when it used to thunder along the line between Redhill and Guildford. Around the station the buffet car acquired a new step and the south platform 1 footgate was painted for a top secret reason, as well as the bookshop railings. In addition an extremely productive meeting was held very nearly at dawn with a pleasant and sane neighbour at Shottle.
Will Booking Hall staff please note that there is a caravan site voucher offer in progress (£2 off a day rover with the voucher, which should be treated as cash and put in the daily bag). Also the talking tunnel is now in operation once again and does not require turning on and off because it has a fancy new system which can differentiate between humans and cats, that is to say it won't be activated at three in the morning by a passing pussy.
All the best,