A day of sunshine and wintry showers saw Sophie return from Burton-on-Trent after having her batteries charged up.
The EVRA coach team were in action once more and the LMSCA rolled up late afternoon to start work (!) after doing the rounds collecting items in the morning.
At Duffield, some clean ballast was spread on the car park area of the RRAP.
The VCT reported quite a strong team today. Having had two fires, they also did quite well with the anti-sheep fencing south of Hazelwood.
I am pleased to also announce that our new venture for 2015, on train dining, is gradually coming to life. We have started taking bookings today for our Shottle Soirée Friday evening summer dining service. There are 6 Friday evening steam services between Wirksworth and Shottle where we'll serve a four-course meal to your seat. Full details of this can be found on the website at www.e-v-r.com/shottlesoiree and you can book online.
I attach a photograph of a table laid in the new dining train to whet the appetite.