Much warmer today with around a foot of snow melting overnight causing the catering team to go to arms with mops in the buffet car first thing.
Today was day one of our annual Santa specials. This years Victorian theme was well received and thanks goes to everybody who has put in some very hard work today. There were many happy guests who visited Santa in his Victorian Toy Shop grotto at Ravenstor before sampling mulled wine and mince pies in the Gatwick Express coaches.
Elsewhere, the LMSCA were in full swing and a team painted the tank on the recently arrived Austerity locomotive.
Mike Evans via Leigh