We received four participants for a Group Drive a Diesel Day who were most ably hosted by Lewis and Richard. After some familiarity with D8001 the group were set the task of returning the LMSCA vehicles to their normal resting place which will enable the Association to continue their good work with the Brake Third Open. After lunch the shunt was completed and the team enjoyed a whole line tour which also acted as a survey of the Railway prior to tomorrow's service trains.
The Head of Gardening reported that there was a surplus of dandelions which would provide a hearty meal for any of you who keep rabbits.The Wirksworth station garden continues to delight our visitors and Lynette is to be thanked for all her efforts.
The Pullman Buffet Car did a little business today and the Booking Hall responded to a never ending ringing of the telephone. Also received, and placed on sale, were some very fetching mobile phone covers that feature, individually, all our operational locomotives. This surely is a must have for all the teams involved!