The most miserable day of the year celebrated my return to the fold after visiting La Belle France and the latent separate country of Scotland. Day two of our customer's quest for certification endend successfully with a return trip to Duffield. As the machine was driven from a basket the operator was not just wet but soaking. Just think Onedin Line.
Our Idridgehay to Wirksworth track patrol were equally wet after their brave efforts and found our drainage struggling to cope with the continuous downpour. The likelihood of an hosepipe ban must have considerably retreated.
The Lone Carriage Cleaner tackled 51505 after its fitting of splendid new seats. The Booking Hall and Buffet Car were open for business but few brave souls took advantage of this opportunity.
To cheer me up, and perhaps you, I attach a photo of Britain's favourite station.