We are just recovering from a three day diesel gala.
I must say it was most enjoyable, we had some really nice visitors, with a few exceptions and also the best weather of the year so far.
As near as makes no difference we ran to time as well which was a bonus.
It wont go down as one of the busiest or most profitable, but certainly from the point of view of Orton Mere it will rank as one of the most enjoyable.
Paddy, Tom and Sue the wife provided cover over the three days and we were steady all three days, shop wise Saturday was the best and ticket wise it was Friday, due in no small part to the trips up the Fletton branch with brake vans hauled by the Deltic.
Signalman cover was Reg on Friday and Keith on Saturday and Sunday who had a crash course on the Saturday in using the new microwave.
Here are a few pictures which if nothing else show the excellent weather.