An excellent start to the 4-day Bank Holiday Weekend with reasonable passenger numbers and an excellent performance in the Pullman Buffet! I think the scones went down better than expected! The launch of 51505 back into traffic went very well with many positive comments from the passengers. It shows that the passengers really appreciate the efforts to make the rolling stock clean, tidy and presentable.
Down the yard, the DMU team continued with the restoration of the class 119 with a start being made to the panels inside the small First Class Non-Smoking Compartment. Work also progressed on the bubble car with more sanding to the bodywork being achieved.
The LMSCA continued work on the Brake Third coach and work progressed on the LMS Brake Van. The 8F group continued working on the boiler of Henry Ellison as well.
Into the evening and we welcomed a charter party from the Sutton Coldfield Railway Society who travelled to Ravenstor twice behind No.3 and then on to Duffield on Iris.
A very profitable day!
Graham Walker via Leigh