Sunday, 19 March 2017

Progress Diesel Gala Weekend

Dear all,

A most fantastic two busy days on the railway for our Diesel Weekend. Our resident Class 33 was joined by the recently arrived Class 31 and also a visiting Class 14.

The trains were happily well loaded on both days with many taking advantage of the on board catering facilities too. Duffield Booking Office was swamped on Saturday morning which was great to see. The weather on Saturday was quite wet so it was pleasing to see that this didn't affect our spirits!

Despite an unusual issue with the Class 14 on Sunday morning which delayed and altered the diagramming, the locomotive certainly is a fine machine. Our colleagues and new friends from East Lancashire were impressed with our hospitality and professionalism so I am sure we can build on this relationship in the future.

Well done to everyone who took part as I know these events take a lot of hard work and dedication to carry out.

Leigh