Somewhat of a damp start to the New Year, but occasional sunny moments.
In the yard, the steam team attempted to investigate a leak which has
dogged the boiler of number 3 for some time, and nearby, the newly
fitted stove was tested in the LMS brake van, which is an indicator of
the progress of that restoration work.
The main action around the railway was however the passenger service, in
which we operated New Year's Day specials to the considerable
gratification of all concerned. One of the outstanding features of this
was the number of visitors who had not been to us before, a far higher
proportion than one might have found on a normal operating day.
All the best,