Saturday, 14 May 2016

Progress Report Saturday 14th May 2016

Dear all,
Day one of our Multiple Memories weekend was an unqualified success as our railway played host to many DMU enthusiast from near and afar. An varied number of train consist permutations ensured our visitors were entertained throughout the event which culminated in a 9-car train to Duffield this evening for fish and chips.

All credit to our DMU team who's attention to planning and detail ensured the event ran to time and their period uniforms added to the authenticity of the occasions.

Wirksworth station was a hive of activity today with the LMSCA, Derby Lightweight Group, The Duke Restoration Team and John Allsop all gainfully employed on their respective restoration projects.

Today's gala was supported by the EVRA shop, model and narrow gauge railways and yard tours conducted by Richard and John. The Pullman Buffet was busy throughout the day catering for both the hordes of hungry visitors as well as a private party off the 11:46 Duffield service. Thanks go to everyone who contributed to the success of the day. Roll on tomorrow.

All the best, Tom