Well, that's it - 47406 has gone home. It made some very cheerful noises coming up the bank from Duffield and August was our busiest month ever. There was a minor hiccup on the B H Saturday when the engine was found to have two broken springs, but the alarm went out, spare springs were sourced and 47406 was back in traffic by Sunday afternoon. The diesel service will continue on the autumn timetable. Santa bookings have already started to flow in. Autumn is also the start of the projects season; more signalling for Shottle is very important. We have managed to source some items but if any railways have mechanical S & T equipment surplus then we would like to hear from them, especially signal post furniture and signal pulleys, cranks, etc. Later this month Professor Schmid and his students will be coming up from Birmingham for a working weekend which is always a very enjoyable event. Getting more coaches into traffic will be another urgent priority and the new workshop is very busy with this work. There are guided tours on most days when we are open.