Our busiest event of the season this weekend being the Diesel Gala. The weekend even surpassed the same event last year, which was also the busiest of last year. It was by far the most operationally complicated event we had put on and even though we only managed 5 locomotives in the end, it was still a great success. The double heading Class 08s to Duffield may be a little strange but was certainly enjoyed by our visitors, as were 31601 and 73210 which were making their debuts with us this weekend.
My thanks go to everybody involved in helping to put on the event. Many hours of effort go in to such an event both on the day and also in the preparation of the locomotive beforehand.