Day on the Churnet Valley Railway - the day the Super D is handed
over to the National Railway Museum. Handing it over is Mr.Peter
Waterman who has been responsible for financing and implementing
the huge task of restoration. Mr.W. is seen here having a good
time on the footplate of 49395 as it arrives at Froghall with
the first service train of the day.
The engine was detached
and began to run round the stock......
.....but water had
to be collected en route and Mr.W. was willing to lend a hand.
After coupling up
it was time for CVR Chairman, Anthony Hancock (L), to make the
introductions and explain what the event was all about.
The official handing
A present for Mr.Waterman.
A framed picture of
a Super D in action on a coal train.
A quick pose for the
A desperate, but much
ignored, cry of "all aboard"......
...and it was into
the sumptuous VIP coach we went for a round trip behind 49395.