We’ve survived Day One of the Stoke Steam Special, and a jolly good day it has been too. The weather has been kind to us (so far), and we have seen lots of people riding lots of trains. Aurora North is packed full of model railways and trade stands, and many of the diesel fleet have been having rare outings on mainline goods trains. The visiting steam loco is “Jack Lane”, kindly loaned by Statfold. If my lottery ticket comes up, Statfold needn’t bother sending the lorry to collect it – it’s a right little cracker. We have also entertained the editor of Railway Gazette International for the launch of the War Transportation re-print project. It would seem that the gentleman concerned is no stranger to narrow gauge railways. Anyway, it’s all happening again tomorrow, and we very much look forward to seeing you.