It may have been a wet start but it did not stop a steady stream of visitors to our railway who enjoyed a trip to Duffield behind class 122 Bubble 55006 and then a trip up the incline behind the newly repainted Derby lightweight IRIS , after which many enjoyed the warmth of the Pullman Buffet.
We also had a Drivers apprentice and his son who thoroughly enjoyed the experience of shadowing our staff as they prepared the units for the day ahead and could not praise the railway enough for the warm welcome and friendliness of our staff. The EVRA enjoyed steady business and the Model railway was open for all to enjoy'
Down the yard it was very quiet as most of the Dmu team attended the Dmu convention at the Llangollen railway.
The 8f group concentrated their efforts on milling and drilling the brake equipment for the Austerity steam locomotive ( The Duke ).
The LMSCA held their Annual general meeting in the training room which was well attended.
All in all a enjoyable day was had by all.
ATB John Evans