It was good to welcome members of the RAIB for a training day enabling them to research two scenarios and have further familiarisation with the wealth of equipment they take to incidents. There were a surprising number of visitors including a couple from the Weardale Railway giving a boost to the Pullman Buffet Car takings. The RAIB team also eat in the Buffet with the breakfast drawing enthusiastic comments, in fact the facility was so popular that several visits were made.
Further preparation for the main gate renovation continued as did fettling of the narrow gauge, its stations and rolling stock.
Jon Allsop began to work his magic again on the Pullman Cars and an image of the start of the lining out is attached. Absolutely delightful!
The Booking Hall processed group bookings, despatched marketing literature and generally prepared for the upcoming weekend.