Monday, 6 July 2015

Progress Report Sunday 5th July 2015

A lovely sunny start to the day brought the crowds to the railway to ravel on our trains and some of the 15   heritage buses that had turned up for the second day of the bus gala.
The buses ran a shuttle service around Carsington which took in the spectacular views it offers as well as running a service to Duffield which allowed our passengers the option of traveling by bus and train .
The 3 car unit looked after the Duffield service which had a steady number of passengers all day whilst Henry Ellison was used on the incline service firstly with our drive a steam train experience trainee before looking after the regular days service.
The Pullman buffet was extremely busy as our passengers enjoyed the hot and cold food that was on offer. The class 33  ( 33103 ) was run up and checked ready for hauling  the Tuesday cream tea service train.  .
The spitfire was seen from a distance as it attempted to find the railway looks like more map reading exercises for the Raf  but credit due to them as they do have so many fly pasts to carry out each day ..
Martin and Eric stepped in and looked after the Wirksworth Booking office all day .
A extremely good day was had by our many passengers, so many thanks to all the staff who worked so hard to achieve this .

J Evans