A cold, artic chill blew along the valley today together with a few snowflakes. Not surprisingly it was a quiet day passenger wise. As there was no report from yesterday I should mention that over 250 people attended Markeaton Crematorium, Derby to bid farewell to our friend and colleague Graham Walker. Befittingly an EVR Guard of Honour assembled at the entrance to the crematorium to meet the funeral cortege.
Down the yard a suitably excited Tim Oakes took a delivery of various railway related materials from Tunsted Quarry. No doubt Tim will provide more details in due course. The LMSCA and DMU Restoration Team were duly engaged in their respective projects with the final preparations being put into place for the November Steam to Shottle specials.
Today's service was supported by the Booking Hall staff, EVRA shop and Station Cafe.
Finally, I have attached my favourite photograph of Graham who even managed to raise a chuckle from HRH.
All the best, Tom