The stars of today were all the people bringing the Santa experience closer to realisation. Present were prepared, the Santa Train decoration completed and the train cleaned together with the "Bubble Car" that will form emergency waiting accommodation at Platform 3 should the weather prove inclement. The North Pole team have also achieved great things as illustrated in the photos. I am extremely grateful for all these efforts, stressful at times for those involved, but the Railway will move forward as a result of all their endeavours.
The PWT report they have achieved "Herculean" feats to deliver a container of water to Idridgehay ( as part of a general tidy up of this somewhat neglected station ) and then gathered up all the logs generated by the VCT for collection at Shottle. Returning they gathered the Plate wagon for The Duke team and the RUDD which will require emptying for its next role in muck removal.
The team also track patrolled between Gorsey Bank and Ravenstor and the LMSCA continued with reconstructing their Mark 1 BSK.
The Booking Hall processed yet more Santa bookings and restocked the retail area with items which will tempt our younger visitors over the next few weeks much to the chagrin of their minders - but business is business!