Today saw some excellent progress on a number of fronts.
The Ravenstor and Idridgehay services bobbled up and down all day for the enjoyment of the passengers. They were joined by a Gentleman for a day with a driver, who declared that he had the best day of his entire life. The Booking Hall, EVRA Shop, Buffet car, Narrow Gauge and Model Railway were also open for the enjoyment of the punters.
Meanwhile down in the yard DMU 51505 had a new water pump fitted to one if its engines (Not a task for the faint hearted!). LJ Breeze was given a polish all over, and was then touched up, with black paint. On the opposite side of the yard the Class 31 31414 continued to be fertled in readiness for its role in the up and coming Home Fleet Gala.
Doesn't look a lot when you write it down but those herculean tasks managed to fill all day.
John Stokes on behalf of Mike Evans.