Despite the recent hurricane quite a pleasant day with 3 customers enjoying steam driver experiences at Wirksworth and on the incline.
LMSCA were present working on the new seating in the SK and more preparation work for painting the LMS 3rd open.
Buffet was open for business and the booking office was inundated with Santa bookings.
Shottle platform builders moved a big step forward with another 60 ft of copings installed. This platform is now looking brilliant and was the right decision to use the original material with additions from Duffield to maintain the correct look bearing in mind the station building, which is in the ownership of Peak Oil, has been maintained over the years retaining the Midland architecture - the only building on the line with the original style barge boards made and installed by Peak Oil and a credit to them. There remains 2/3 days work to complete the coping installation at which point we should be able to re route the trains back through the platform.
P Way have been busy all day digging holes for various reasons at Shottle probably one to bury me in if I ask for any more to be dug.