Quite a rush of passengers for the first train of the day from Wirksworth led to great promises of a fantastic day, but in the end, it didn't really turn out to be. In fact, it was quieter than yesterday. Nevertheless, another day, another diner, for the Catering Department as they served 33 passengers a light lunch on board the 13:20 and return.
Down at the shed, an assessment of work was made on the RF kitchen car with a view to some metalwork starting soon. This will probably begin initially on the floor sections which can be done regardless of the weather. Also in the metalwork department, stripping of rotten bits from Faraday continued with an area of the cab today. It now looks like a sports loco actually, just right for the addition of a soft top.