Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Progress Wednesday 31st July 2019

Dear all,

As July draws to a close we hosted a special DMU charter for East Midlands Trains. They wished to thank all of their Station Adopter volunteer who tirelessly look after the stations on their network before the franchise changes over in a few weeks time. We collected some 150 people who had arrived at Duffield mostly by train. Some of them booked to arrive early were treated to a presentation by Eric B at Duffield before everyone boarded the 4 car DMU for Wirksworth. At Wirksworth, lunch bags were waiting in the Café and so too was the Bubblecar to operate shuttles to Ravenstor. Around 5 or 6 yard tours took place during the afternoon to provide interest for our guests and they were also able to enjoy a trip on the Miniature Railway too. After around three hours they were taken back to Duffield for onward train travel. Fortunately the rain mostly held off and there were many happy visitors at the end.