Saturday 23rd March
Despite the artic conditions that greeted us in Wirksworth this morning our friendly railway of the peak fielded two crews and after an early inspection of the yard and track Iris was started up and carried the first of the days passengers to Duffield where Rodney has cleared the platform for them.
As the day progressed it transpired that the local buses had ceased to run so a local couple found that our railway was running and used it to visit friends in Duffield and were singing the praises of our hardy crews when they returned .
whilst back at Wirkswoth Anton and myself cleared the paths and platform of many inches of snow and enjoyed the warm food that the buffet provided and again the passengers and visitors praised the girls for the fine warm food on offer.
Down the yard the lone member of the steam team braved the deep snow to empty the boiler of No 3 to prevent freezing
Many thanks to you all and a big well done to you for proving a valued public service in these adverse conditions