A cold but dry day down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line attracted modest passenger numbers. Down the yard the LMSCA and the 48624 Locomotive Company held their respective annual meeting. A small number of the steam team were finalising preparations to 'Henry Ellison' for its trip to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on Monday. Preparative work also took place on the signalling posts for the Shottle Loop. Santa bookings continued today and well done to Robert who booked a party of 47 girl guides on one of our Santa Trains! At Wirksworth Station Ron and young Kyle spent time clearing the leaves off the miniature railway.
Today, our catering team provided our volunteers with a free buffet as a token of thanks from the Wyvern Rail Board for all the hard work that has taken place throughout the year. Eric, Helen and Anne laid on some lovely delights and the event was well attended. Incidentally, 'Trish has made some great Christmas Cards and key rings of summers steam scenes which are great quality and well worth the price. Ideal stocking fillers.
Today's train service was supported by the booking hall staff and Pullman Buffet catering team not to mention our 'senior' train crew who looked after our passengers splendidly.
'Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas……'
All the best, Tom