A rather damp, grey day down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line but our scheduled Wirksworth to Duffield service still enjoyed reasonable loadings. Down the yard the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Ecclesbourne Valley Railway DMU Association was held in the training room. Following this a comprehensive shunt took place to ensure the LMS brake van is in place for its fitness to run examination before the footplate experiences start.
You will be aware that the railway has been hosting a film crew and actors all week with filming taking place at night. For the first four nights Wirksworth station was the location but last night saw a very atmospheric set at Shottle Station. The attached photograph shows a rehearsal for a scene which depicts the mystery plot starting to unfold.
All the best, Tom