Unfortunately the only news for today is that the Stanier Third Open sustained severe fire damage overnight which is thought to have been from welding undertaken in the late evening yesterday. The fire was reported at around 0540 this morning by a passer by and contained by the Wirksworth Fire Brigade. The adjacent Brakevan containing the lamp display also suffered some fire damage. No other rolling stock was affected.
Our thoughts go out to the LMSCA team who have devoted so much time and effort into the restoration of this vehicle and can only be but mortified at the speed of events.