Today was gentle and quiet before the next seven days of what we hope will be very economically active but the weather may conspire to dampen these ambitions. However, the day saw steady preparation for the weekend ahead with the Up side of E51505 varnished and the destination box restored to be capable of showing our stations including "Idredgehay", happily not required very often.
Anton continued with the Wirksworth structures painting and put edgings on the new steps up to the Pullman Buffet Car.
I hope this will be the lull before the storm as an inordinate number of volunteers have agreed to cover all the turns required for the next four days and beyond.
Fingers crossed that we will start to haul back financially!