We might also remember that the organiser of this tour has had to deal with some difficult personal circumstances which put the idle speculation of this forum into some perspective. It seems a very short time since this regular show was being praised to high heaven and endorsed by the various luminaries of the partnership as a long term commitment come what may. Indeed 5690 only got a look in last September due to unavoidable circumstances. Now the golden goose has lost its lustre and economics bite it might not be long before WCRC take it completely in-house when their full stud is available to provide as much variety as one could realistically hope for, especially as they 'manage' 34067 as well. The reason for opting to take the NYMR shilling is completely understandable; ELR simply could not compete pay wise. The geographical trade off at present is no motive power for the Cotton Mill. By the way, any answer on the hypothetical 46115 route approval?