The main event today was further work on the three throw turnout in Wirksworth yard with all timbers now in their correct position and all the iron work replaced it remains for screwing down and packing to complete. Amongst the stalwarts ( insane ) attending today were no less than 15 p way staff which goes to show the level of boredom during the Christmas break. Much digging out of ice and snow a major pass time today with passenger services having their fair share as well clearing the platforms and getting the railway ready for new years day services.
The pullman buffet also had attention to it's lighting courtesy of DMU gang whilst lone carriage cleaner ( with assistance ) de Christmasfied the rolling stock after a brilliant santa season due in large part to the efforts of everybody involved - a lot of very hard work but well worth the effort. Now that's over it's down to the p way to spend the next couple of months remodelling Wirksworth yard in no doubt terrible weather conditions - as you see, everybody has a cross to bear.
Wishing you all a prosperous new year.