A technical issue with Henry Ellison first thing this morning meant our footplate experience customer having to reschedule his session but thanks go to Mick Clarke and the team for their help in ensuring the engine was able to undertake its rostered service on the incline later in the day . The Duffield service was hauled by the visiting class 20 and enjoyed good passenger numbers throughout the day. Down the yard the Wyvernrail Board held its monthly meeting. Unusually, the maintenance facility was relatively quiet probably due to a number of the DMU team playing with little trains at a nearby model railway exhibition. Following their rescue mission, the Duke's restoration team were gainfully employed with piston rings.
Richard's yard tours were very popular today and it was again pleasing to see volunteers from our neighbouring heritage railways enjoying the delightful vistas of a sunny Ecclesbourne valley. Todays service was supported by the EVRA Shop and Pullman Buffet.
A most enjoyable day.
All the best, Tom