Not the easiest of our experience days as we had both a Drive a Diesel Day and a Steam Experience all ably hosted by Mick Thomas, Joe Carver on No3 and John Allsop, David Newby on 33035 with John Evans effortlessly moving between the two.
The slight strain during the day was the sheer number of relatives that were following one of the steam participants who discovered that Wirksworth Station on a dank miserable day did not add to their enjoyment of life and, having been pre-warned that it was not an ideal ambiance for young children brought three of them including a baby. We were doomed!
Nonetheless, the Booking Hall and Pullman Buffet Car played their part in damage limitation.
Onwards and upwards!