Sunday, 3 February 2013

Progress Report Saturday 2nd February 2013

Dear All,

A very busy day down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line. Our scheduled Duffield service attracted a number of younger passengers today who enjoyed the added bonus of watching number 3 steam up and down the incline as it completed routine tests before its immenent departure to the Ribble Steam Railway Gala.

Down the yard the LMSCA continued their restoration work. The DMU team were out in force working on the class 119. They welcomed Andy Fowler, Heritage Railways Editor of Railway Herald who is keen to publish a news feature on their work. On the restoration theme he also took the opportunity to spend time with the steam team and LMSCA who will also feature in a forthcoming article. We also welcomed visitors from the Furness Railway Trust, Worth Valley Railway and Ribble Steam Railway. I would draw your attention to the announcement on our website regarding the Furness Railway Trust's steam locomotive Collett 0-6-2T no. 5643 which will be joining us for a few weeks in May from our colleagues at the Ribble Steam Railway.

All the best,