We welcomed the RAIB to a training day at Duffield with Mick Thomas hosting them and three participants in a Group Drive a Diesel Day guided by Lewis and Richard. The Group achieved some most useful shunting with the water tanks positioned for filling and surplus freight stock was stabled at Shottle to release more space at Wirksworth. The participants seemed to have enjoyed their day with us immensely.
There was much dmu maintenance and re-formation of the sets for the weekend. It was good to see Mike Evans with a mop and bucket to deal with a toilet leak on the centre car. Who said preservation is glamorous?
The Head of Gardening was present and the Booking Hall responded to an unending ringing of the phone indicating a particular interest in the weekend which I hope will translate into cash.
Another varied and successful day.