As I was driving in this morning I kept thinking that it was all a big dream but on arrival it became apparent that it was very much a reality. There it was, sitting behind the car park gate, 33103 "Swordfish". But I didn't have time to dwell on that because being winched down from a trailer was another new arrival in the form of a lovely Mark 2 TSO. The coach is really nice and has recently had a repaint so is ready to go 'out of the box' and will feature heavily this season, I'm sure.
Shunt of the month took place today to make sure that everything is in place for the Mixed Traction Weekend (www.e-v-r.com/mixedtraction) this weekend which included reforming DMU sets for haulage and for next week and the positioning of locomotives.
Work took place on the new Booking Office project at Duffield with the majority of the base area dug out ready for construction. Also down the line, the S&T guys were working at Idridgehay in their quest to hang the newly constructed crossing gates.