A big thank you…..

…….to all who supported us at yesterday’s Spring Diesel Day – both as paying punters and being part of making the day happen.

Initial feedback from the ticket offices showed the event has done well. Our merchandise stand on Llan platform also did brisk trade. Anyone who managed to get away from Bryn without being sold a polo shirt, mug or baseball cap did very well!

We’re obviously very sorry that 6940 was unavailable at such short notice and would like to extend sincere thanks to the Llangollen Railcar Group for helping us out at such short notice with the Class 108 to add to the BR Blue festival.

We had an excellent day with Jon and the A1A roadshow on 5580, what a cracking machine which we’re very glad to have with us for the next two seasons. She sounded rather nice in the tunnel!

The crew who would have been on 6940 spent the day removing the contaminated oil. We’ve got more work to do with this to ensure the contamination has been removed, but initial indications are it shouldn’t be too long before we have her back and running at one of our 2011 running days.

Our next running day is 15th April and with D5310 at Wensleydale, it’s likely 5580 may be doing the honours. We will however confirm this in due course.

In the meantime, here’s a couple of photos that sum up the atmosphere of the day:

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