Firstly can I take this opportunity to thank everybody involved with the running of the Multiple Memories event at the weekend. We had a very profitable and enjoyable weekend with the first usage of Shottle loop. It took many members of staff to put on such an event with members of the DMU team, guards, Booking Clerks, catering teams at both Wirksworth and Duffield for the first time and not forgetting the signalmen at Shottle.
It was very late on Thursday that the majority of the work was finished in order to prepare the units for the weekend but there were still jobs for some of the DMU team on Friday. 00:20 on Friday morning a small team went home after struggling to vinyl up 53599 after the repaint - the glue doesn't stick very well at just 4 degrees!
The driver experience runs on Friday were enjoyed by all, helped all the more by the sun shining!
We have had many great comments from members of the Railcar Association, whose attendance helped to make Saturday by far the busiest day of the season. It was fantastic to see busy trains passing each other at Shottle and great to see all of the sets matching in livery for the first time.
Sunday was inevitably not quite so busy but was nearly three times as busy as an ordinary Sunday. Apparently the Llangollen Railcars sales stand packed up early from being virtually sold out rather than lack of custom!
I attach a few shots from a selection of many taken at the weekend.