Our royal train was in operation today on the scheduled Duffield service which enjoyed exceptionally good passenger numbers through out the day.
Down the yard the DMU team split into three groups working on the 'Barry Bubble', Derby Lightweight and Faraday. The Santa train also received an examination in preparation for its busy December schedule and the LMSCA were working on the BSK window mouldings. Tim Oaks's team were also gainfully employed with the 'Duke'. In the training room a small group from the British Railways Amateur Radio Club set up a temporary broadcasting station.
Richard undertook a number of yard tours today which were popular with guests young and old and his French was tested somewhat by a small group of French visitors. If anyone knows the French term for wooden railway sleeper replacement he would be grateful to hear from you for future reference! We were also pleased to play host to a number of enthusiasts from other heritage railways in the region.
Down at Shottle the Oddingley signal box had it windows boarded up. My thanks to Stuart who stepped in today at short notice to cover due to Operational staff sickness.
Today's train service was supported by the EVRA shop, model railway and Pullman Buffet. Please remember to vote for our Barry the 'Bubble' restoration project in the Aviva Community Awards, there is still time to cast ALL of your TEN votes using the link below.
All the best, Tom
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