A day of hard slog for all who came to help with the delivery of today's Santa trains and they are to be congratulated on another superb production. Many very happy children and lots of praise for our unique take on the Santa theme.
The Class 20 Association took D8001 down the line ensuring it remains in tip top condition poised for commercial work. Before it returned under cover opportunity was taken to further service the machine.
DRE worked steadily at the Duffield North Junction Ground Frame which is being assembled behind the Weighbridge at Wirksworth so that it can be lifted into position as a complete unit when the time comes.
The Steam team also reported a success with the right hand cylinder packing a crossheads installed.
Another good, if exhausting, day