Friday, 7 July 2017

Progress Friday 7th July 2017

Dear all,

Still a warm and sunny day on the railway today. An early morning vegetation clearance train went out at 08:00 and came back at around 11:0 before the first service of the day. The service then ran happily all day with it being slightly busier than yesterday. Passengers could spot BBC East Midlands Today out and about at various locations down the line today so look out for a feature on the news from 18:30 this evening. This is a feature ahead of the launch of the Wildlife Trust's Ecclesbourne Way walking route which runs along the valley.

Down the yard, the steam locomotives for the weekend were prepared and warmed up and the Class 33 had a repair carried out to the door after a defect developed in service on Tuesday.