Sunday, 24 February 2019

Progress Report Saturday 23rd February 2019

Dear All,

A generally relaxed day at Derbyshire's favourite branch line with moderate passenger numbers. Interestingly, for the second consecutive Saturday the last Duffield service was our busiest. Down the yard work continued on the Derby lightweight and a few members of associated teams could be found engaged in various tasks. Over at the narrow gauge Ron and Kyle could be found tidying up the miniature railway trackside in between providing a passenger service for our younger guests.

Today's service was supported by the station cafe, Association shop and booking office staff. Finally, this evening the railway will host its first special event of the season, 'Ghosts in the Valley'. This must be a supernatural first for a preserved railway and is fully booked. The only spirit I will be entertaining this evening comes in the guise of a single malt!

All the best,