A gloriously hot and sunny day down on the railway today with once again the Catering Dept putting in the sterling performance. It was very very warm on board that Afternoon Tea train but yet again it was presented with the usual high standards of care and attention, not to mention friendliness. This is after they served brunch to hungry passengers on the first service of the day too! Actually, the train was quite busy with ordinary ticket holders with visitors struggling to park at one point.
Not quite so many volunteers here compared with other Tuesdays. The PW team were doing the sleeper changing duties down the line, pausing only when the train goes past.
Down the yard, the Maintenance Team examined the SO and the steam team steamed up No3 following recent repairs. Cathryn had work undertaken on the axle boxes once more. The LMSCA were busy in the Third Open coach.
There's also been a noticeable upturn in bookings for the evening dining trains in July and September. Bookings can be put through online at www.e-v-r.com/eveningdining or the Catering Department are happy to take your call should you wish to speak to them.