It was the Industrial Railways Society’s AGM yesterday – this time at the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley. Whether it was in our honour, I’m not certain, but the passenger service for the day was being operated by two diminutive industrial 0-4-0STs – 104-year old Peckett “Whitehead” and No 1, an RSH from Castle Donington power station, little more than half the age of the Peckett. They seemed to cope OK. Yes, that is a 3-car DMU they’re hauling; no, its engines weren’t running… (The AGM was in the reconstructed tin chapel – whose seating was ideal for keeping things reasonably brief…)
A “Rail Diaries” page with (a few) more photos will follow in due course.