Saturday, 2 May 2009


Dear all,
Today was the first day of the three day May bank holiday Event weekend.
There have been various goings on, in a day that saw both the Ravenstor and Idridghay lines open to passengers.
We also welcomed two parties of people, one on a guided walk and the other for a train ride and luncheon in the Gatex.
Else where some permanent way work was achieved, this being of the oo gauge kind inside the model railway container.
While all this was going on the rear of the Gents were given a good seeing to with some fresh paint. This helped eliminate some earlier dribbling in that area. Some potholes in the car park were also looked into and then filled with fresh tarmac.
Meanwhile down the yard in the engineering department many tasks were carried out on the 03s, and the DMUs that were not on service today had their vital fluids toped up.
The Booking hall, Bookshop and Buffet all had a good days trading.
All in all an exhausting but worth while day, well done to all.  
John Stokes on behalf of Mike Evans