A busy day down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line. Our scheduled passenger service hosted modest numbers and a group of enthusiasts from the Battlefield Line visited the yard and were most grateful for the hospitality they enjoyed. Down the yard the LMSCA's installation of new carriage doors is nearing completion. The steam team were busy with Number 3 undertaking a number of tasks ensuring it will be ready for the demands of this year. The DMU restoration team focussed their attentions on W51073. A number of minor leaks were attended to and it became obvious that Oliver Hornblower has identified what he wants for next Xmas. The team enjoyed the fruits of their labour by driving the unit to platform 3 and I am happy to report to the joy of all concerned that the 119 performed very well.
All the best,